With the commissioning of the first biogas tank in the Eastern Region Integrated Solid Disposal Facility, which was brought to the city by Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, energy production will begin, and 75 megawatts of energy will be produced until the end of the year, equivalent to the consumption of approximately 12 thousand residences. Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Alinur Aktaş, who showed the press members the facility that is worth the environment and adds strength to the economy, said that it is not possible to be an environmentalist with hamasi speeches and that such investments are needed for a healthier future.
Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, which has taken important steps on a local scale in the fight against climate change, which is one of the most important environmental problems on a global scale, has added a new one to its renewable energy resources. The Metropolitan Municipality, which started to transform the roofs of Bursaray stations and service buildings into solar power plants, and generates energy from methane gas in Yenikent Solid Waste Storage area and from water through HEPPs installed at the entrances of BUSKİ water tanks, also started energy production at the Eastern Region Integrated Solid Disposal Facility. With the commissioning of the first biogas tank in the Eastern Region Integrated Solid Disposal Facility, which was implemented with the build-operate-transfer method and a total investment of 40 million dollars will be made until the end of the year, energy production will begin, and 75 megawatts of energy will be produced until the end of the year, equivalent to the consumption of approximately 12 thousand residences.
Value to the environment, power to the economy
Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Alinur Aktaş showed the press members the facilities that will add value to the environment by reducing the waste that will go to the landfill by 75 percent and that will strengthen the economy with energy production. In addition to Mayor Aktaş, Mayor of İnegöl Alper Taban and Biotrend Environment and Energy Investments A.Ş. İlhan Doğan, Chairman of the Board of Directors, also attended. Expressing that 1.1 kilograms of household waste is generated per person per day in Bursa and that it is a very serious job to dispose of 3500 tons of waste that comes out every day, Mayor Aktaş said that they see these wastes not as garbage but as raw materials. Explaining the difficulties he experienced during the transition from the wild landfill to the sanitary landfill during the Inegol Municipality Presidency, Mayor Aktaş explained that although it is not the responsibility of the district municipality, they provided 2011 percent of the investment from the Ministry of Environment in the process they started in 45, and that they brought this landfill to Inegol.
It is not possible to be an environmentalist with Hamasi speeches.
Expressing that it is not possible to be an environmentalist only by making speeches such as "climate change, global warming, we must protect the environment", Mayor Aktaş said that such investments are needed in order to transport cities to the future in a healthy way. Stating that a significant investment of 40 million dollars will be made until the end of the year for the project, which was implemented with the build-operate-transfer model, President Aktaş said, “When the project is completed, we will have met the electricity generation needed by 75 thousand households. We are planning a similar facility for the western region. We will share the details of that issue with the public. I claim; Bursa Metropolitan Municipality will be one of the municipalities that make exemplary investments in this regard among 81 provinces. We will establish orchid and magnolia gardens on an area of 1200 decare around our facility, which has the capacity to process 1 tons of garbage per day. Again, we will create an infrastructure related to fertilizer production here. Here we will evaluate the raw material brought from Yıldırım, Gürsu, Kestel, Gemlik, Orhangazi, İnegöl, Yenişehir and İznik. The amount of waste going to the site will be reduced by 50 percent in the first stage, and by 75 percent when the investment is completed. We have one tank in action right now. By the end of the year, 5 of our tanks will be operational and the energy production capacity from organic waste will reach approximately 12 megawatt-hours. This means energy production equivalent to 75 thousand houses. Being an environmentally conscious municipality is our priority,” he said.
7 stats per year
Yıldız Odaman Cindoruk, Head of the Environmental Protection, Control and Climate Change Department of the Metropolitan Municipality, also gave information about the waste management system they implemented in Bursa. Stating that 85% of wastes in Turkey are subject to regular storage, Cindoruk said that integrated facilities such as recycling, separation at source, raw material and energy production from wastes are gaining importance. Expressing that the waste production per capita is increasing gradually, the amount of waste that was calculated as 2000 grams in the early 800s has reached 1.1 kilograms today, Cindoruk said, “Our waste amount, which is 3500 tons, is expected to increase to 2035 tons in 5500 and 2050 tons in 8900 in the normal projection. It means 3500 tons of garbage per day, that is, we fill 7 stadiums in a year. Our land is very precious. It is difficult to use large areas as storage areas. For this reason, we have to reduce our wastes and transform them into raw materials and energy.”
Günceleme: 15/02/2022 12:34