Waste to Energy Production

As ISTAC, we know how important the environment is for present and future generations. We reduce carbon emissions, protect the environment and contribute to the national economy by generating electricity from the landfill gas generated during the storage of collected wastes, by thermal disposal in our waste incineration and energy generation facilities and by digesting organic wastes in our biomatisation facility.

"Europe's Largest Waste Incineration and Energy Generation Facility" in Istanbul.

ISTAC, which focuses on renewable energy investments in order to support the low carbon economy, which is one of the foundations of its sustainability strategy, and to reduce energy dependency, has prevented the emission of 2.3 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere by generating approximately 600,000 MWh of electricity equivalent to the energy needs of 830 thousand people in 2021 at its existing landfills. In other words, with these facilities, an amount of reduction equivalent to the greenhouse gas reduction provided by 1.4 million trees or the greenhouse gas reduction provided by the withdrawal of 940 thousand vehicles from traffic has been achieved. In 2022, it is aimed to generate 660,000 MWh of electricity with the landfill gas-to-energy investments under construction.

At the Landfill Gas-to-Energy Plants at ISTAC, Seymen, Odayeri and Kömürcüoda locations, energy is generated from landfill gas generated as a result of the regular storage of wastes, thus controlling landfill gas and preventing its release into the atmosphere.

The Waste Incineration and Energy Generation Facility, which was opened in the last quarter of 2021, has the title of "Europe's Largest Waste Incineration and Energy Generation Facility" with a daily capacity of 3,000 tonnes and an annual capacity of approximately 1 million tonnes. The facility disposes of 15% of Istanbul's daily domestic waste and prevents 1.38 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually with an installed capacity of 85 MW.

Opened in 2021, the Biomethanisation Facility is the first of its kind in Istanbul.

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