ITC, a company which operates in the area of waste management, is using recycled electricity from waste in phalaenopsis greenhouses. The company derives electricity from the methane gas in Mamak waste area in Ankara and the heat generated from gas motors is used in greenhouses.
All the products grown by the company is sold to the domestic market and the company officials point out that the biggest expenditure for greenhouse production is usually heating expenses and that they have managed to reduce this expense to zero due to their use of recycled energy. The primary goal of the company from these greenhouses is not profit but to raise awareness about the use and benefits of recycled energy.
The company also uses recycled energy in its vegetable greenhouses and is also planning to build a greenhouse for banana production as well. The grower also added that they prefer hydroponic production in their greenhouses. Furthermore, the company is also growing aquarium plants and exports it to the Netherlands.