The deal is with egg producer Güres, which has an annual production of about 800 million eggs.
Turboden, which is headquartered in Italy, will install a new ORC unit at the company’s main production site in Manisa, Turkey.
The Turboden 2.3 MW ORC converts the heat from the combustion of chicken litter into electric power and hot water. While the electricity will be sold to the grid at a feed-in tariff specific for bioenergy, the hot water will be used in tailor-made dryers specifically designed by Güres to dry the chicken litter before its combustion.
The feedstock – about 300 tonnes a day – will be entirely sourced from Güres’ egg production process.
The start-up of the plant is scheduled for the third quarter of 2018.
The main components of the ORC unit will be produced locally by Turboden’s Turkish subsidiary Turboden Turkey and thanks to the local made content, Güres will enjoy a higher feed-in tariff for electricity sales, which will increase from $133/MWh to $153/MWh.
Turboden – which is part Mitsubishi Heavy Industries – has 10 plants in Turkey, of which six are already in operation, with an overall power capacity of 35.7 MW