International 100% Renewable Energy Conference



Biomass and Bioenergy



Biomass can be defined as the total mass of living organisms belonging to a species or a society of various species at a given time. Biomass is also considered an organic carbon.
Bioenergy is the general definition given to energy that can be obtained from plants or any kind of biological waste. For centuries, bioenergy has been used in homes as biomass from wood and organic waste. The desire to develop modern bioenergy emerged in the 1970s. In our country, it was brought to the agenda at the beginning of 2000s. First time in Turkey, took place between biodiesel and bioethanol blended in petroleum products market in the name of the law.
Bioenergy processing plants in Turkey, Turkish Republic Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources according to the latest data is as follows;

  • Companies with Biodiesel Processing License; 8 units
  • Companies with Bioethanol Processing License; 5 units
  • Biomass Source Electricity Generation Plants; 199 units



İlker Çabukol was born in Ankara in 1969. He graduated from Middle East Technical University Food Engineering Department. Since 1992, he has worked in food production, agricultural processes, R&D, Energy and Environment activities in his professional life. Since 2016, he has been working as General Manager at Enfaş AŞ, where Energy, Environment and Fertilizer activities are managed within Sütaş Group. He has also been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Biyoder Association since January 2020.