The world's first completely powered by biodiesel generators, the prototype was produced in Turkey. Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank visited Arken Generator where the prototype was produced. Stating that the authorities gave him good news about the biodiesel generator during the examinations here, Minister Varank said, “They produced the world's first fully biodiesel fueled generators as a prototype. They plan to sell this especially to sectors with environmental concerns. " said.
Varank, underlining that Turkey is an important country of production "has frequently criticized the opposition. They say; 'Is there production in Turkey, have factories in Turkey?' But their mind is in the past. They only stayed when the state built a factory. " he spoke.
Minister Varank visited Arken Generator's factory in Istanbul. During the visit, Alaatdin Birkan Yüksel, Chairman of the Board of Directors, informed Minister Varank about the works they carry out and the future plans of the company.
Making a statement after the inspection at the factory, Minister Varank said:
REACHED FROM SOCIAL MEDIA
I made a social media post the other day. I often visit production facilities, factories and new ventures in our country. Our friends here also reached me on social media. Mr. Minister, "Can you visit us too?" they said. I came too.
72 COUNTRY EXPORT
We visit a generator factory, which we can call an initiative founded by 3 ITU electrical engineers. I was impressed by the efforts and efforts of our friends. Although Arken Generator has a short history, it has become an important brand that started 3 people and currently employs 300 people. They get 50 percent of their turnover from exports. 72 countries from Turkey to a company that sells electric generator.
They work in a tailored manner
The generator industry is changing day by day. There are generators based solely on diesel, gasoline engines, as well as hybrid solutions. There are solutions based on solar energy. One of Arken's strongest strengths is that they can do project-specific, specific works that we can call 'tailor made'. We talked about how we can benefit from them in our future projects.
They also gave us good news. They produced the world's first fully biodiesel fueled generators as a prototype. They are planning to sell this, especially to sectors with environmental concerns.
INSHALLAH WE SEE IN 172 COUNTRIES
Turkey is an important country of production. With the efforts of our young minds and entrepreneurs, the economy of our country is growing and developing day by day. Here, too, we saw how an enterprise founded by 3 ITU entrepreneurs turned into a big brand and turned into a factory. I am really pleased with what I see here. I also congratulate our friends. Hopefully, we will see the Arken brand in 72, not 172 countries of the world, and they will get more of their turnover from exports.
BELKI NORTH KOREA
our entrepreneurs visiting every part of Turkey, we will continue to visit our producers. We are doing this for one more reason. There is frequent criticism of the opposition. They say; 'Is there production in Turkey, have factories in Turkey?' But their mind is in the past. They remained only when the state built a factory. There is no country in the world that has established a factory itself. Maybe there is North Korea or something, but no G20 country in the world is now building factories as a state. It supports the private sector, entrepreneurs. With this dynamism, they provide much more added value to the country's economy.
WE MADE THE PROTOTYPE OF THE BIODIESEL GENERATOR
Arken Power Generation Chairman Yüksel said: We set out with the idea of how we can create value for our country, our nation. While producing our standard generators, our engineers also work on related issues such as automation and synchronization. We prototyped our generator powered by 100 percent biodiesel. We are interested in hybrid solar systems.
20 MILLION DOLLAR TURNOVER
Arken Generator was founded in Istanbul in 2012 by Alaadtin Birkan Yüksel, Recep Aşırok and Kemal Teryaki, graduates of Istanbul Technical University Electrical Engineering. The company, with 100% Turkish capital, is working on biodiesel, hybrid and solar systems as well as diesel and gasoline with 300 employees. With a turnover of $ 2020 million in 20, the company generated half of this turnover from exports.
WORKS WITH 100 PERCENT BIODIESEL
The biodiesel generator, the prototype of which is produced by Arken Generator, is based on the principle of recycling diesel consisting of animal and vegetable waste. Arken Power Generation, which also received the patent of the generator that is powered by 100 percent biodiesel, plans to commercialize its prototype in the medium term.