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A Systematic Analysis of Bioenergy Potentials for Fuels and Electricity in Turkey: A Bottom-Up Modeling


Turkey is a member of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) that enjoys suitable geography for renewable resources and, simultaneously, suffers from modest domestic fossil fuel reserves. The combination of mentioned factors supports devising new strategies through which renewable resources are not only being used in the power sector but also in industries and transportation. Unfortunately, bioenergy is underplayed in the past despite the country’s potential; nonetheless, this view is transforming rapidly. In this chapter, using a bottom-up optimization model, we analyze bioenergy sources in Turkey and offer a pathway in which renewable resources are utilized to lower future greenhouse gas emissions. Although Turkey is chosen as the case study, the outcomes and recommendations are generic; thus, they can be used by policymakers in other developing countries.

Table of Contents: Transitioning to Affordable and Clean Energy