The biogas facility, which was put into service by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality to generate electricity in Harmandalı Regular Solid Waste Landfill in 2019, has contributed 166 million 154 thousand liras to the corporate budget so far.
After Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer took office, a total of 240 million 166 thousand lira income was obtained from the 'biogas facility' built to generate electricity at the Harmandalı Regular Waste Storage Area with an investment of 154 million liras. The facility, which went into operation with a historic opening in November 2019 with the participation of Republican People's Party (CHP) Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, was shown as one of the city's most important environmental projects, while domestic waste was also brought into the economy in this process. As part of the efforts to transform the landfill into an urban forest, an area of 60 decares was also rehabilitated and afforested.
The power generation capacity of the facility with an installed capacity of 15 megawatts was increased to 1,5 megawatts in 32 years. The facility, which currently disposes of approximately 162 million cubic meters of methane gas per year, also produces 323 million kilowatt-hours of electrical energy. This amount corresponds to the annual energy use of 190 thousand households. The facility, which also works as an "Education Center", accepts guests of all ages and groups.