“Large production volumes also create large amounts of waste, which at Seydibey consist mainly of potato peelings. As Turkey's largest producer of frozen potato products, we see it as our duty to recycle these sustainably"
For this purpose, the company has set up a biogas plant on its production site, turning the organic waste into biogas. An mtu 12V4000L32FB combined heat-and-power plant (CHP plant) then converts the biogas into electricity and heat at a rate of 1,169 kW per hour. The process really pays off, with the ability to produce 9,000,000 kW of electricity per year which is then fed into the public power grid. The Turkish government rewards the production of green electricity, paying 0.133 dollars per kilowatt. An integrated heat recovery system ensures that waste heat from the biogas plant is made usable
For this project, the mtu CHP selected was the "tropical variant" of the 12V4000L32FB model.This refers to the special robust qualities of the engine used. It is deployed in places where the temperatures are particularly high. And a good thing too, because even though the Turkish province doesn't have a tropical climate, temperatures can quickly soar in the summer.
Back in 2013, parent company Konya Seker installed a biogas plant with an mtu CHP plant on another production site, one run on a combination of biogas and fossil-based natural gas. Now the plant has been transported to Seydibey and put into operation there together with the new unit. Both plants are now biogas-only.
“We are proud to be operating our biogas plants using only environmentally friendly biogas. With the mtu CHP units, we have found a powerful and efficient solution for producing sustainable green electricity.”