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Sustainable Energy Journey

About the Project


In order to reduce fossil fuel-based carbon emissions by bringing the biomass potential of agricultural residues into the economy through bioenergy in Turkey, The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies (TAGEM) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have been carrying out the "Sustainable Use of Biomass to Assist the Development of Turkey’s Economy Towards Green Growth" under the financing of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) since 2018.

What we do


There are four main project components:

  1. Supporting environmental and repeatable pilot project implementations while integrating the agricultural sector with modern bioenergy technologies and energy efficiency measures.

  2. Making improvements in legal loopholes and policy frameworks to trigger transformation in sub-sectors

  3. Capacity building and awareness activities

  4. Monitoring and evaluation



The main goal of the project is to save carbon dioxide, equivalent to 440000 tons net and 3840000- 10000000 tons indirectly, through pilot bioenergy technologies. 

In this context, employment opportunities that prioritize gender equality, creation of a supply chain from agricultural residues, the use of heat (direct heat, cogeneration and heat-cooling to be obtained from trigeneration) as well as electrical energy will be ensured to strengthen the green economy and to provide sectoral integration.

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