Conference programme


The conference programme outline will be published here during the month of November.
The detailed conference programme will be published early 2018.

Innovation Competition

The Innovation Competition is always a highly anticipated moment during the Exhibition. It rewards the most significant innovations of the year and often provides a compass reading of future trends. The Competition rewards Innovations from 4 categories:

  • Category 1 : Wood fuel supply chain
  • Category 2 : Central wood heating for the domestic sector
  • Category 3 : Localised wood heating for the domestic sector
  • Category 4 : District heating

Read the Reports from the previous editions by clicking here.

Meet the Jury 2017

The Jury2017 comprised 5 members from multiple and complimentary disciplines, each one of whom brings a particular experience or knowledge of the sector. We are very grateful to the members of the 2017 Innovation Competition Jury for the time and professionalism they dedicate to their role as judges, both before and during the event. See the Jury Charter (french language only) : click here.

Xavier COLLIN, Granulénergie
Xavier COLLIN, Granulénergie

Chief Editor, Granulenergie - Engineer, IDEX

"The Innovation Competition is the only national competition of its kind for the biomass and wood energy sector. It allows the winners to promote their new advances as well as acting as a beacon for the whole sector to promote its new and cutting-edge technologies."

Gwenola DOARE, Habitat Naturel
Gwenola DOARE, Habitat Naturel

Chief Editor of the "Habitat Naturel" magazine

"The competition is a key feature of the event, it motivates industrials to make further progress in innovation, from forestry management to domestic heating, industrial units and services. It is also a cordial moment for this exhibition which has managed to keep its humane size, in spite of continuous growth."

Annick FABBI, Bois Energie 15
Annick FABBI, Bois Energie 15

Coordinator of the Wood Energy Plan for the Cantal department since 2000, co-president of the "animation" commission at CIBE

"The Innovation Competition creates a healthy competition among manufacturers and industrials. It brings a clearly modern and innovative image to the sector, and communicates it towards all the actors of wood energy."

Jeremy HUGUES DIT CILES, indépendant
Jeremy HUGUES DIT CILES, indépendant

Journalist, author, director specialised in renewables energies, with a focus on wood

"True commercial springboard, the Innovation Competition "Grand Prize" is coveted by the whole wood energy industry since 2000. It rewards R&D efforts, which will allow the sector to progressively take its place in this evolving energy landscape."

Christophe LAVERGNE, l'Installateur
Christophe LAVERGNE, l'Installateur

Chief Editor of "L'Installateur" magazine since 1997, creator of the "Trophées de l'Installateur" Competition

"This Competition highlights innovation in the sector of wood energy, and lets winners benefit from this prize. It is an amplifier to push forward the cause of wood enegy to the end consumer."

Domestic Heating »

Light your fire, with wood !

Is it the cozy, familiar warmth of a wood fire, the dancing flamboyant flames, the smoldering flickering embers ... whatever lights your fire, with more than 40 stoves, fireplaces, ovens etc. fully operational throughout the Salon, there's not only plenty of warmth to go around but also a real opportunity to learn "live" about high performance, stylish, ergonomic, easy to use and clean wood energy heating appliances for today !

Outdoor Demonstration »

Forestry and wood: see it alive !

A large outdoor area comes to live during the Exhibition with close to 500m3 of wood  being split, shredded, chopped, chipped, cut, sawn, pressed and compacted by 40 working machines demonstrating efficiency of operation from the manual saw to completely automated industrial scale woodfuel production lines.

Salon de Printemps »