Tekfen Holding Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Mitigation Roadmap Project

Tekfen aims to identify emission hotspots, sources, and activities, and to lay the groundwork for target setting and greenhouse gas reduction roadmap studies to be carried out with this project. During the project, Tekfen Holding’s Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions will be calculated and reported for its 64 facilities in 10 different countries.

Tekfen Holding’s greenhouse gas inventory in compliance with the ISO14064 standard, the assessment of the status of its four priority sectors (Agriculture, Chemicals, Construction and Finance) in accordance with the requirements of the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), and the creation of a roadmap for emission reduction will also be carried out within the scope of the proposed study.

Türkiye: A Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Pathway Analysis for the Fertiliser Sector

GTE and ESCON companies are technical contractors, and the Ministry of Industry and Technology is the beneficiary of the “Türkiye: A Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Pathway Analysis for the Fertiliser Sector” project financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The aim of this project is to determine a roadmap for the Turkish fertiliser industry and to harmonise with the European Green Deal in this context.

The greenhouse gas and policy interaction model to be developed and the effects of the EU Emissions Trading System and the Border Carbon Regulation Mechanism will be examined by analysing the current situation and emission reduction scenarios within the scope of the project. In the study, which will be contributed by the leading fertiliser producer companies in Turkey, relevant public institutions, and national and international non-governmental organisations, precise results will be obtained about the investment and technology needs for the sector for decarbonisation in the medium and long-term.

Increasing Wastewater Recovery Opportunities in Bursa Demirtas Organised Industrial Zone

GTE has carried out studies for the efficient use of water and increasing the possibilities of recycling wastewater in the facilities located in Bursa Demirtas Organised Industrial Zone (DOSAB).

Due to the expected increase in water consumption in the industry, the impact of climate change on water resources, and the rise in water costs, wastewater recovery opportunities should be increased, and the sustainability of the water provided by DOSAB to its participants should be ensured. While reducing the use of underground water resources in the project, it is aimed to strengthen the competitiveness of companies in international platforms by increasing the rate of recovered water.

Investigation of Wastewater Recovery Opportunities in İzmir Ataturk Organised Industrial Zone (IAOIZ)

GTE studied the possibilities of using existing technologies to recover wastewater produced in the Izmir Ataturk Organized Industrial Zone (IAOSB), one of our country’s leading organised industrial zones.

Since the increasing water demand in the industry can no longer be met sustainably with the existing surface and underground water resources and the water costs increase, the wastewater in IAOSB needs to be recovered and reused. The project’s scope is aimed at creating a secondary water source to be used by the industry.

Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency Platform Project

GTE is a technical consultant within the scope of the “Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency Platform Project” supported by the Istanbul Development Agency (ISTKA) within the Innovative Istanbul Financial Support Programme and carried out in cooperation with the Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD Turkey) and Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ISO). GTE will carry out cleaner production and circular economy analyses for 21 companies operating in Istanbul selected within the project’s scope.

The project aims to increase resource efficiency and circularity in the Istanbul industry, priority sectors and value chains to create a sustainable structure for this and improve stakeholders’ capacities.

Preparation of Ankara Local Climate Change Action Plan

Ankara Metropolitan Municipality’s “Preparation of Local Climate Change Action Plan” project is carried out by GTE. Within the scope of the project, preparation of Ankara’s greenhouse gas emission inventory, preparation of the greenhouse gas emission reduction action plan and adaptation studies against the effects of climate change are carried out.

As a result of the project, it is aimed to contribute to the understanding of climate-friendly and sustainable urbanism in Ankara by creating a holistic roadmap that brings together all the elements of the city with a strategic planning, together with all the stakeholders of the project.

Wastewater Recycling Efficiency Project in Sanliurfa Organised Industrial Zone

Under the consultancy of Istanbul Medeniyet University (Prof. Dr Erkan Sahinkaya), with the support of Karacadağ Development Agency, the “Wastewater Recycling Efficiency Project” executed by GTE is carried out by the priorities of the World Bank-financed Turkey Organized Industrial Zones Project financial support program.

The project, which aims to ensure the effective and efficient management of water resources with the Şanlıurfa Organised Industrial Zone, is aimed to be one of the good examples of the green transformation of the industry in our country. Existing technologies for the recovery of wastewater produced in SUOSB were examined, preliminary designs were made, and the approximate investment and operating costs were calculated. Feasibility studies were carried out in which the project was evaluated in terms of economic, technical and environmental aspects.

Preparation of Konya Metropolitan Municipality Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory

It provides technical consultancy services to Konya Metropolitan Municipality for the creation of the GTE greenhouse gas emission inventory and the preparation of the greenhouse gas emission reduction action plan within the scope of the “Climate Change Action Plan” studies.

The project started in 2020 and intensive meetings were held with internal and external stakeholders within the scope of the study. With the project, it is aimed to make an important contribution to the Konya Metropolitan Municipality before the adaptation studies to the effects of climate change.

Managing the Impact of the EU Green Deal (ECC) on ASO Member Enterprises

Ankara Chamber of Industry (ASO) initiated the Managing the Impacts of the EU Green Deal on ASO Member Enterprises Project in order to ensure that its members are prepared for the opportunities, risks and regulations created by the EU European Green Deal.

EWA Corporate Consultancy and GTE are the project partners of the project and current situation and gap analyses have been carried out within the framework of field visits. The main purpose of the project is to identify the opportunities, impacts and risks created by the ECC on businesses, to ensure better management of these impacts and risks and to create a roadmap for the method to be followed. Within the scope of the project, a grouping consisting of 15 titles on sector basis was made by taking into account the 35 professional committees in the ASO organisational structure. Sectoral actions have been proposed for the relevant sectors in the determined groups.

Bilateral Collaboration Program with the US National Science Foundation (NSF)

METU Department of Environmental Engineering (Prof. Dr. İpek İmamoğlu) as project coordinator and researcher (Prof. Dr. F. Dilek Sanin), University of Maine, Arizona State University and GTE as project partners. The project “MiOCAP – Combining Molecular Level Microplastic-Organic Interaction with Meso-Scale Circularity Assessment for Macro-Scale Policy Impact” is supported by the “Support Programme for Increasing the Capacity to Benefit from International Research Funds and Participation in International R&D Collaborations” under the joint programme of the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and TÜBİTAK. The pilot region of the project is Izmir province and the beneficiary is Izmir Development Agency.

The main objective of the project is to develop a circularity performance assessment (CPA) framework and contribute to the development of strategies and policies in line with the outputs obtained from the framework to be developed in order to reduce the negative ecosystem impacts related to microplastics at large scale. In addition, a web-based tool will be introduced as a guide to measure the status and potential of circularity at the value chain level and strategy recommendations will be developed.