Bioenergy Potential for Energy Generation from Agriculture in Turkey

Haydar Kepekci

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

With both the developing technology and the increasing population in the world, the need for energy approaches the level that cannot be overcome. In line with these needs, state policies are formed and many regions of the world are witnessing energy wars. The damage caused by fossil fuels used to obtain energy is very dangerous. In order to get rid of this negative situation, studies on renewable energy sources are becoming increasingly widespread. Bioenergy, which is one of these sources, will enter our lives more in the near future and will be used as one of our main energy resources. Bioenergy is both used in electricity production and as fuel in vehicles. In this study, it has described the situation in Turkey and in the world of bioenergy. Basic raw materials of bioenergy; oilseed and waste oils. This study was conducted using a quantitative assessment oilseed production in Turkey amounts in different years. Turkey’s bioenergy capacity in 2008 had been 102 megawatts while in 2017 increased to the level of 450 megawatts. In order to increase these values to higher levels, the cultivation areas of oilseed plants, which are one of the raw materials of biodiesel, should be increased and evaluated in biodiesel production. The data used in this study consist of statistical figures from the literature. In this study, only the literature was evaluated.

Key words: Renewable energy sources, bioenergy, oilseed, oilseed production.

Cite this article:
Kepekci, H (2019). Bioenergy Potential for Energy Generation from Agriculture in Turkey. European International Journal of Science and Technology, 8(3), 1-14.