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Sponsor C - Blue

When they settled here more than a thousand years ago, the Norse promptly named Reykjavík for the steam from its geothermal hot-springs. Having utilised them mainly for washing though the centuries, it wasn’t until 1930 that the townsmen and women developed a way to pipe the water from the boiling springs into their homes for heating. That revolutionised life in the town of about 30,000 people that was emerging as the midpoint of habitation in Iceland.  At the time, Icelanders were among the poorest nations in Europe, for sure economically and probably some other aspects as well. Affordable geothermal district heating made a lot of difference for the people living just south of the Arctic Circle. Energy poverty was gradually eliminated with improved health, to which continuous roll out of public geothermal swimming pools also generously contributed.

Repeatedly, Reykjavík is named the world’s cleanest capital. It is not just for the lack of smog that frequently plagues Arctic cities. Our geothermal heating has saved more than 100 million tonnes of CO2 emissions during its life span and now saves the planet the exhaust of 3 million tonnes of CO2 every year. We ever strive to do better and celebrate every electric car we see on our streets, which is, by the way, powered with geothermal electricity

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The Blue Lagoon was formed in 1976 during operation at the nearby geothermal power plant. In the years that followed, people began bathe in the unique water and apply the silica mud to their skin. Those with psoriasis noticed an incredible improvement in their condition. Over the years, Blue Lagoon has been innovative in harnessing this gift of nature to develop different spa services and products. Today, Blue Lagoon is recognized as one of the wonders of the world. From the beginning, research & from the beginning, research & development has been one of the driving forces of what we do. Our R&D team works with some of the world's most distinguished scientists, creating a strong, professional network and building knowledge in bio-technology, dermatology and marine cosmetology development has been one of the driving forces of what we do. Our R&D team works with some of the world's most distinguished scientists, creating a strong, professional network and building knowledge in bio-technology, dermatology and marine cosmetology. Blue Lagoon is based upon an amazing gift of nature: our unique source of geothermal seawater. Therefore everything we do is driven by a respect for the natural environment. We are proud to be a leading company in terms of green thinking and to be 100% powered by clean geothermal energy.
 
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EFLA is a general engineering and consulting company based in Iceland with international activities and consultancy around the globe.  EFLA comprises highly qualified and experienced professionals operating in a wide variety of fields whose common goal is to provide clients with the highest possible level of services and solutions, no matter the nature or scope of the project involved.As an acknowledged leader in its field, EFLA places strong emphasis on innovation, cooperation and courage, and regards its employees as its most valuable resource. EFLA affiliated companies are in Norway, Sweden, Russia, France, Poland, Turkey and Dubai
 
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A globally renowned and leading Steam Turbine Generator manufacturer and EPC contractor, Fuji Electric has over 2,800 MW of geothermal power projects installed worldwide.  6 units of turbine generators with 219MW capacity have been delivered and new 2 units with 90MW capacity will be delivered in 2017 and 2018, to geothermal plants in Iceland. Fuji Electric supplies equipment and EPC services both for flash-type and for ORC geothermal power plants. With utmost efficiency and reliability with the abundance of experience, Fuji Electric delivers superior solutions that satisfy your geothermal power generation needs.

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Innovation Center Iceland encourages innovation and promotes the advancement of new ideas in Icelandic economy by providing active participation and support to entrepreneurs and businesses. Innovation is a prerequisite for diversity in the Icelandic economy and the basis of a strong competitive position of the economy. Innovation Center Iceland belongs to the Ministry of Industry and Innovation and operates according to the Act on Government Support for Technology, Research, Innovation and Industry (no. 75/2007).  The interplay of technological consulting and business support is the greatest strength of Innovation Center Iceland. A group of specialists in different fields encourage innovation and support the advance of new ideas through research, development projects, business development and professional advice and consulting.

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Generating for Generations - Ormat Technologies, Inc. generates innovative renewable power solutions, with a strong focus on the geothermal sector.  We have been operating for over five decades and have over 1,100 employees worldwide. Our vertically integrated structure and deep reservoirs of knowledge and experience enable Ormat to offer competitive, comprehensive and innovative energy solutions to multiple industries, with over 2,000 MW installed in over 100 plants owned and operated or sold to others. We currently operate a generating portfolio of ~650 MW in the U.S., Guatemala and Kenya and continue to advance our renewable energy portfolio and services

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SPX - Solution

Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW) is a global Fortune 500 multi-industry manufacturing leader with over $5 billionin annual revenue, operations in more than 35 countries and about 15,000 employees. The company's highly-specialized, engineered products and technologies are concentrated in Flow Technology and energy infrastructure. Many of SPX's innovative solutions are playing a role in helping to meet rising global demand for electricity and processed foods and beverages, particularly in emerging markets. The company's products include food processing systems for the food and beverage industry, critical Flow components for oil and gas processing, power transformers for utility companies, and cooling systems for power plants. For more information, please visit www.spx.com.

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VSO Consulting provides its customers with comprehensive engineering and management services with the aim of ensuring the most efficient solutions that produce tangible results for each task in order to give them an edge in their field.  VSO Consulting's motto
RESULTS - PRECISION - FLEXIBILITY 

Results: We emphasise that all the tasks we take produce tangible results for our customer. 
Precision: Precision is of primary importance to VSO Consulting because only then can we help our customers to get the best results. 
Flexibility: We want our consultancy to be flexible to help our customers to get an edge in their field.

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Verne Global is a UK headquartered company that has set out to tackle growing concerns over power usage by data centers. 

Verne Global’s data center, located in Iceland, is powered by geothermal and hydroelectric renewable energy.  Drawing only renewable power means costs are not susceptible to unpredictable price fluctuations associated with fossil fuels. 

Every business has some type of data that could reside in Verne Global’s low cost, zero carbon data center, ranging from simply storing large amounts of analytical information to processing intensive design and modelling data.  Existing customers are already seeing the benefits, including leading automotive manufacturer BMW.