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Klimatenet offers a collaborative platform for members to showcase their projects focused on greenhouse gas removal and reduction. This initiative serves multiple purposes, including securing funding, fostering collaborations, gaining expert insights, recruiting talent, attracting customers, and establishing partnerships. For a comprehensive view of all projects, interested parties are encouraged to visit the Klimatenet App.

Samsun Avdan – Gas to Energy Project Highlight


This is a Landfill Gas (LFG) to Energy Project, developed by KlimateNet's partner Samsun Avdan Enerji, located on a landfill site south-west of the Samsun city centre, on the Black Sea coast. It is an avoidance project, thus its activities prevent the release of harmful emissions into the atmosphere. It involves collecting the LFG, using it to generate electricity/heat or directly flaring it to convert methane into carbon dioxide, which has a reduced impact on global warming. The project lifetime is 28 years, according to Samsun Avdan Enerji's contract with the Samsun Municipality. The annual average emission reduction will be 115,062 tCO2e. It has been certified by the GSF Registry



KlimateNet Biogas community facilitator organised a visit to Samsun Advan Enerji plant in September with a handful of members.  

KlimateNet member Philipp Kyad then Project manager at the biogas German company called AEV- Energy Gmbh feedback was then: 

"My visit to the waste disposal site with an advanced biogas facility in Turkey showcase the remarkable capabilities fo environmentally conscious individuals, effectively utilizing and repurposing all residual materials. It was a clear testament to the ingenuity and dedication of Turkis professionals in implemeting highly advanced and sustainable projects event amidst challenging economic circumstances marked by a high inflation rate."


KlimateNet supporter  and member, Dr Kimon Roussopoulos recently visited one of the facilities of member Samsun Avdan Enerji  in Samsun, Turkey, to observe the “electricity-from-methane-from-waste” operation there. This facility was also on show as part of a KlimateNet event last year.

There are two main aspects to the operation: in one, the landfill site (in use) is sealed with soil, and landfill gas extracted via suction through a network of porous pipes through the site; microbe action in the waste leads to generation of methane, which in the absence of collection would be released to the atmosphere.  (It’s worth reminding ourselves that methane is around 30-90 times more powerful a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, depending on the timeframe under consideration – so even just burning methane removes most of its global warming potential.)  In the other, organic material is separated from the waste supply and processed by anaerobic digestion to directly yield methane rich gas. Gas from both streams is burned efficiency in engines that drive electricity generators that feed  the grid.  While the environment is as down to earth as one would expect for a waste site, the Samsun Avdan operation is a high-tech and tightly monitored operation with well skilled operatives using high-quality equipment.


The operation saves tens of thousands of carbon equivalent a year from being emitted, and generates millions of euros a year’s worth of electricity, enough for over ten thousand homes. The waste site is relatively small, but the scale of energy generated, and carbon saved, is remarkable.  Most impressively to a practical engineer, though, is that you can touch the humming pipe through which the saved carbon (well, methane) is actually flowing away from where it would otherwise be released – it’s very tangible.  Rather more compelling than messing around on a spreadsheet trying to greenwash a retail supply chain.


Feel free to contact Erol Iren, Founding Partner and General Manager of Samsun Avdan Enerji, in the Power from Waste Management community on the KlimateNet App.  

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