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Renewable Energy Source Potential

It provides a wide market opportunity for biogas investments to be made in the city. As it is stated in the Law on the Use of Renewable Energy Sources for Electricity Generation, the electricity produced in the facility is one of the market opportunities because it has guarantee to be sold to the government ($13,3 / kWh) apart from its use area.

There are approximately 352 thousand cattle and 1 million 400 thousand small cattle in the province. Raw material supply will be highly easy for biogas investments thanks to the modern fattening center planned to be built in the near future. Similarly, in the central villages which have a potential for presence of cattle, farmers come together to provide raw materials for biogas production.

It is thought that the presence of the areas where corn silages grow or may be grown, which provide higher amount of methane gas than scats, can be used in the supply of raw materials. According to the data obtained in 2017, 24,571 tons of corn silage were produced in 5.010 decares area and the production figures are expected to increase.

Approximately 90% water and 10% animal and plant fertilizers/residues are used in biogas plants. For this reason, it is important that the facility is established by the water source which is continuously needed for the facility. Murat River which is one of the important branches of the Euphrates River passes through Ağrı.

Ağrı plain has the advantages of reducing the construction costs thanks to its flat nature. It is known that the areas, which are suitable for investment, are rented. Moreover, the cost of unused personal lands is considerably lower than the other cities.

In the province, the villagers collect the scat of the animals, that they feed, and burn them in the winter. The heat energy which is obtained in this way only consist of 10% of the energy obtained by burning biogas. In addition, this situation creates an unhealthy environment.