First Bioenergy Plant Of Turkey Using Agricultural Waste
Turkey’s first electricity-generating plant using bioenergy from agricultural waste will come online in 2016 in Turkey’s southern province of Adana.
The plant is to be built in one of the most agriculturally productive areas in Turkey in a region with a vast stretch of fertile land. It will generate electricity through burning agricultural waste including corn and cotton stems.
Bioenergy is a renewable energy from materials derived of any organic material which has stored sunlight in the form of chemical energy. Bioenergy fuel can be produced from wood, wood waste, straw, manure, sugarcane and many other byproducts from a variety of agricultural processes.
The plant, costing €60,000, will generate 14 megawatts of electricity a year, according to Project Manager Emrah Akinturk.
“The agricultural waste stems will be gathered in a machine imported from Canada and stored in warehouses with a capacity of 100 thousand tons,” Akinturk said.
Turkey has around 68 gigawatts of installed energy capacity of which around 0.50 percent is made up of bioenergy.
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