Afyon Bes, biomass energy facility of animal origin in Turkey


  • Proven reliable and robust engine design
  • Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
  • he waste Remaining waste is used as an organic fertilizer for farming (after being used for generating electricity)
  • Fuel flexibility with fuel blending availability
  • Cost efficient implementation and service
  • Waste heat of engines is recovered and used for the biomethanization process

The Opportunity

Biomass refers to any organic matter derived from plants or animals that can be used as a source of energy or for various industrial processes. This organic matter can include materials such as wood, crop residues, agricultural waste, animal manure, and even algae. 

This concept of biomass has gained attention as a renewable energy source because it can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as long as it is managed sustainably. When biomass is used for energy production, the carbon dioxide (CO2) released during combustion or conversion is roughly equivalent to the CO2 absorbed by the plants during their growth. 

This means that the net carbon emissions from biomass energy are relatively low compared to fossil fuels, making it a potentially more environmentally friendly energy source.

The Afyon Bes farm was built in 2016 and has an area of 175.000 sqm. It produces yearly a waste amount of: 310.250 ton chicken manure plus 36.500 ton cow manure. 

The Solution

One of the most efficient ways to process all the organic waste produced in the farm is the biomethanization. The biomethanization process demands a large amount of energy, both electrical and thermal. The most appropriate way to provide the large amount of energy demanded by the process, both electrical and thermal, is to use a combined heat and power (CHP) system.

Guascor Energy provided seven biogas G-56HM gensets of 1204 kWe each with a total electrical capacity of 8.4 MWe. The heat generated by the engines is directly used to produce the biogas that subsequently feeds the engines as fuel. 

The electrical power generated by the engines is used as the main power source of the whole plant and surplus energy is sold to the grid.

The remaining waste –after being used for electricity generation- is used as an organic fertilizer for farming (over 3.000 TN/year once the waste material is dried).

Afyon BES farm biogas plant is the first highest – hybrid – capacity – licensed- biogas plant in TürkiyeWhere PV solar integration capacity is 8.4MW

The Business

Guascor Energy is a leading company with more than 55 years of experience in the design and manufacture of diesel and gas internal combustion engines with its own technology. The company offers some of the most efficient and environmentally friendly technology platforms, products and services in distributed power generation for oil and gas, industrial, institutional, commercial clients and rural electrification programs. In addition, our offer is completed by a range of diesel engines for marine applications for both propulsion and on-board generation.

A complete product range which meets the strictest regulatory and safety requirements always adapting to the customer´s needs.
Guascor Energy has a network of more than 50 distributors and partners worldwide, which in addition to our own staff, allows us to provide unparalleled proximity and respond to the specific needs of each of our customers at a fast and personalized pace.