BOOSTHEAT wins Febeliec Energy Award
Vénissieux, February 2, 2017
On Tuesday January 31 in Brussels, Belgian Federal Minister of Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development Marie-Christine Marghem presented Luc Jacquet, CEO and, alongside Jean-Marc Joffroy, co-founder of BOOSTHEAT, with the Febeliec* Energy Award in recognition of his company’s innovation, a highly energy-efficient thermodynamic boiler capable of cutting gas consumption by half in systems designed for heating, production of domestic hot water, refrigeration and air-conditioning in the residential, collective housing and tertiary sectors.
BOOSTHEAT, a French company founded by two Belgians in 2011 that welcomed gas operator Fluxys among its shareholders in December, plans to revolutionize the boiler market with a patented technological innovation based on thermal compression that has spawned a new generation of thermodynamic boilers currently undergoing industrial scale-up.
The Febeliec Energy Award is given to innovative companiesseeking to develop economical technological solutions capable of making a relevant and tangible long-term contribution to the Belgian market.
Luc Jacquet said: « The Febeliec award proves the Belgian market’s interest in our solution, and we extend our warm thanks to the Febeliec jury. Our industrial development and the marketing of our solutions will provide a tangible response to the market’s needs and expectations in terms of energy-efficient heating solutions. »
BOOSTHEAT is currently setting up a manufacturing plant on its head office complex in Vénissieux (Lyon) and plans to bring its innovative solution to market in 2018.
A French player in energy efficiency, BOOSTHEAT designs and develops the new generation of efficient and responsible thermodynamic boilers for housing and the tertiary sector. Based on patented technology, the range of equipment developed by BOOSTHEAT combines heating, domestic hot water and air conditioning solutions.
Febeliec represents Belgian industrial energy consumers. The federation seeks to establish competitive electricity and natural gas prices for industrial operations in Belgium and to improve energy supply reliability. Febeliec’s members include 7 sector federations (chemicals and life sciences, glass, paper and pulp manufacture, extractive industries, textiles and wood processing, brick industry, building materials) and 27 companies (Air Liquide, Air Products, Aperam, ArcelorMittal, Aurubis Belgium, BASF Antwerpen, Bekaert, Borealis, Covestro, Dow Belgium, Evonik Antwerpen, Glaxosmithkline, Ineos, Infrabel, Inovyn Belgium, Lanxess, NLMK Belgium, Nyrstar Belgium, Praxair, Sol, Tessenderlo Chimie, Thy-Marcinelle, Total Petrochemicals & Refining, Umicore, Unilin, Vynova and Yara). These companies and federations together account for around 80% of industrial electricity and natural gas consumption in Belgium and some 230,000 jobs in industry.
* Febeliec: Federation of Belgian Industrial Energy Consumers.