The first greenhouse in Turkey which will be heated through industrial chimney waste is erected in Can district of Canakkale as a part of Kale Ceramic Production Facility. The greenhouse is set up for the purpose of organic production and the group spokesman pointed out the improved sustainability efforts in the organization.
The company’s agricultural business line is represented by Mavruz agricultural company and the company continues to invest heavily in the region in order to improve economic development and sustainability whilst creating jobs for the inhabitants.
The new greenhouse will be heated through the hot water steam emitted through the chimney of the production facility and will bring significant cost savings in addition to environmental benefits. 95% of the employees working in the greenhouse are women which is another added value of the greenhouse.
Mavruz Agriculture General Manager Cengiz Genc: “The first phase of the greenhouse is 4.4 hectares big and it is used for hydroponic production. The heating of the greenhouse during winter months will be done through the energy from ceramic production facilities located 4.5 kilometers away. There is a closed-loop geothermal system between the production facility and the greenhouse to connect both facilities to each other and to enable heating through industrial chimney waste. This way we have managed to lower our production costs significantly in addition to taking important steps to preserve our environment and improve our company group’s production in terms of sustainability.”
Source: Beyaz Gazete