Energy Potential Evaluation of Agricultural Residues in Bursa

Ayhan Arslan A.

1st International Congress on Biosystems Engineering (ICOBEN2019), Hatay, Turkey, 24 - 27 September 2019, pp.62

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Hatay
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.62
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Energy is one of the most important indicator of development in all over the world. Turkey is an energy importing country. The usage of domestic and renewable energy sources (RES) is important for the country's' energy policies. Biomass is one of the major renewable energy sources in Turkey. In this study, agricultural biomass residues energy potential was determined locally for Bursa province which has a variety of agricultural products. Agricultural residues were classified into three categories. First category included straw, husk, shell, stalk, and leaves. Second and the third categories consisted of pruning residues of fruit trees and residues of processed agricultural products, respectively. The yields of agricultural products, Ratio of Product Residue (RPR), and availability were used to calculate the theoretical biomass potentials and available energy potential. The highest theoretical residue quantity was estimated as 1206 kilotonne in Category 1. The highest available energy potential was 13941 TJ in Category 1. In Bursa, the total theoretical biomass potential and available energy potential were calculated as 1698 kilotonne and 19670 TJ, respectively.