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An exposé of bioenergy and its potential and utilization in Turkey

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Turkey is heavily dependent on expensive imported energy resources (oil, gas and coal) that place a big burden on the economy. Air pollution is also becoming a great environmental concern in the country. In this regard, renewable energy resources appear to be one of the most efficient and effective solutions for clean and sustainable energy development in Turkey. Turkey's renewable sources are the second largest source for energy production after coal. About two-thirds of the renewable energy produced is obtained from bioenergy, which is used to meet a variety of energy needs, including generating electricity, heating homes, fueling vehicles and providing process heat for industrial facilities. The amount of usable bioenergy potential of Turkey is approximately 17Â Mtoe. This article not only presents a review of the potential and utilization of the bioenergy in Turkey but also provides some guidelines for policy makers.

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  • Erdogdu, Erkan, 2008. "An exposé of bioenergy and its potential and utilization in Turkey," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 36(6), pages 2182-2190, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:36:y:2008:i:6:p:2182-2190
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    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
    • Q42 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Alternative Energy Sources
    • Q4 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy

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