Monday, September 18, 2017

Costa Rica: Award for Geothermal Energy Pioneer Alfredo Mainieri Protti

Global Geothermal Leaders Recognize Costa Rican for Lifelong Commitment (The Costa Rica Star)

The U.S.-based Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), a global leader in the field, has honored the late Costa Rican scientist Alfredo Mainieri Protti during its awards ceremony that honors the best and brightest of the global geothermal energy community, said the non-profit group this week.

Mainieri Protti’s geothermal research which began in Costa Rica in the 1970s, allowed for the development of the Miravalles I, II, III, IV and V; the Las Pailas I and II, as well as the future Borinquen I and II geothermal plants.

The GRC awards will be presented at the GRC Annual Meeting at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 1-4.

The recipients of these awards have a lifetime of achievement in the geothermal academic, scientific and commercial communities, said the council. The GRC Awards recognizes the contributions of these individuals to educational institutions and the geothermal community around the world.

A representative of Alfredo Mainieri Protti will receive the GRC Special Citation Award, “For his lifelong pioneering work and enduring achievements in Costa Rica’s geothermal power development.”