Award winners 2021

The 2021 award winners. 2021, the jury selected six companies in four categories whose energy efficiency innovations make an important contribution on the way to climate neutrality in industry.

Energy Efficiency Award 2021

The Energy Efficiency Award celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. In 2021, the German Energy Agency once again honored companies that have increased their energy efficiency with innovations and thus become role models on the path to climate-neutral industry.


This year, for the first time, a distinction is made between SMEs and industrial companies in two of the four categories. Another first this year is the "Energy Efficiency Award" label, which companies can use in their public relations work.

Award Winners

Optimising the motor speed of pulpers for different levels of dissolution

Essity Operations Neuss GmbH

The Essity plant in Neuss, Germany, engages in industrial paper production. The company was able to drastically reduce its energy consumption without… Read more

Regional climate-neutral heat supply and electricity generation via industrial waste heat

Energiedienst AG and Evonik Operations GmbH

The Rheinfeld-based company has been feeding its industrial waste heat into a local heating grid since the end of 2020. By doing so, several thousand… Read more