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University taking lead on development of geothermal greenhouse in Kirsehir, Turkey

Greenhouse operations, Turkey (source: flickr/ Tom Ballard, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 19 Aug 2019

Ahi Evran University is taking a lead in the development of a geothermal greenhouse in the city of Kirsehir, Turkey, as a pilot project to combine geothermal energy with greenhouse development.

As reported locally, Kirsehir Ahi Evran University is taking a lead in the development of a geothermal greenhouse in the city of Kirsehir, Turkey, according to Dr. Vatan Karakaya, Rector of the University.

With this pilot project, the university hopes to provide an example for others in the region and further investment locally.

Excavation work for the geothermal greenhouse has been completed on Bagbasi Campus. As part of an initiative by the Council of Higher Education in the field of geothermal and agricultural projects the school was chosen for the pilot project.

Karakaya said that most of the projects are related to geothermal energy and that they will contribute to the local farmers and business people who want to invest in the region thanks to the geothermal greenhouse. Bagbasi Campus, a total area of ??535 thousand square meters, 6 sections of landless agricultural greenhouses and 1 section of the grounded agricultural greenhouse will be established.

“Ahi Evran University will lead the testing and production of new alternative plant products that can contribute to regional development in the greenhouse. we will train qualified personnel to work in greenhouses. ” Emphasizing that geothermal greenhouse will provide employment opportunities for approximately 500 people, Karakaya said: “Our main effect in pilot projects is that we have R & D greenhouses. Our faculty of agriculture faculties will work on R & D greenhouse issues such as new production techniques related to the greenhouse, creation of the market, development of techniques and will transfer the information they have acquired to the investors. we will share the information we will obtain with investors and increase their efficiency. We will bring information and production together. ”

Karakaya pointed out that the geothermal greenhouse will also provide greenhouse education to the farmers in the shape of nuclear family in K?rsehir and its region and that new investments to be made in the region will be pioneered and at the same time qualified agricultural engineers will be trained in this field.

Source: Haberler