Within the scope of the project carried out by Karabük University, bioenergy will be produced from whey waste for the first time in Turkey.
Within the scope of the project carried out by Karabük University and supported by TÜBİTAK, bioenergy will be produced from the whey wastes in Kocaeli's Kandıra district. While Karabük University produces bioenergy from solid wastes for İzmit Waste and Waste Treatment Incineration and Evaluation Inc. (İZAYDAŞ) affiliated to Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, animal wastes and whey wastes in the district were brought together for the first time in Kandıra district. will produce bioenergy. KBU Rector Prof. Dr. Burhanettin Uysal said, “As Karabuk University, we have always tried to break new ground. We brought Turkey's first Rail Systems Engineering, Turkey's first Medical Engineering, Turkey's first Industrial Design Engineering to our country.
We saw that our country has one more need. You also follow Solid Waste Management and Recycling Engineering closely, there is a great need for such engineering in Karabük. If we can re-manage our wastes, prevent them from harming the environment, and create new products from them, we think of them as a division that respects the environment, respects humanity, and will increase our competitiveness in the world by obtaining an economic value from waste. We prepared our files from our faculty and passed them through our senate. We submitted it to the Higher Education Institution, I hope, according to the positive response from there, we will break new ground at Karabuk University in the 2014-2015 academic year. As I just said, respect for the environment and nature is in the first place, and secondly, we will bring the wastes, which we think have no economic value, but which are actually an economic value, to the economy.”
Noting that garbage dumps are an energy source in developed countries, Rector Uysal said:
“Of course, let's not just think of it as an industry, think of household waste. Think about how the oils we use in these houses pollute the water. If the oils are collected and processed in the factory, you can use them for anything you can think of, from fuel to fuel. Consider animal waste; We produce a lot of fertilizers, but we cannot use it in natural agriculture. We have garbage dumps, they burn, they spread gas to the environment and they threaten human health. But in developed countries, garbage dumps are an energy source, we produce energy from them, and we can also obtain fertilizers. At the same time, by evaluating certain wastes, we gain the basic material of certain industrial institutions from there. We are struggling not only to limit it in one area, but to recycle all the wastes in our country, to minimize the damage we will cause to the environment and to make it an economic value."
Stating that there are facilities established by Karabuk University in Samsun and the Marmara Region, Uysal concluded his speech as follows:
“For this purpose, Karabük University is investing in bioenergy in our country. There are facilities established by Karabük University in Samsun, Marmara Region. It is supported by TUBITAK with an agreement we made recently. We will produce biogas, animal wastes and whey wastes in Kocaeli's Kandıra district to produce electrical energy. By producing organic fertilizers in their residues and throwing them back into nature, we will ensure that nature renews itself and increases productivity. For this purpose, I congratulate my friends, Karabük University is an environmentalist university, a university that has very successful studies especially in bioenergy.”