Reducing External Dependence through Local Resources

Oltan-Köleoğlu Enerji stepped into the energy industry in 2014 and is making progress towards its goal. The company made its mark in the industry with massive projects and is now transforming itself through various kinds of energy generation by using organic and agricultural wastes.  

Trabzon-based company Oltan ve Köleoğlu Elektrik ve Enerji Üretimi Ticaret A.Ş. established a power plant in Mecitözü, Çorum, that converts plant waste into biomass. The company stands out with biomass energy technology that mostly uses plant and agricultural wastes.

"We will avoid environmental pollution and use local resources"

Chairman of Oltan ve Köleoğlu Elektrik ve Enerji Üretimi Ticaret A.Ş. Ertugrul Dogan said that various types of organic wastes such as those that are plant-based helped develop energy production in Turkey.

Underscoring that they produce energy by burning hazelnut shells, sunflower stalks and woodchips, Doğan also stated: "This year, we will generate 35 million kilowatt hours of energy through combustion of 45,000-50,000 tons of plant waste. We will gradually increase our capacity to 100 megawatts. Our goal is to make use of plant wastes and avoid environmental pollution through biomass energy and reduce dependency on energy imports by using local resources in Turkey."