In Turkey, HKA turns municipal and agricultural waste into fertilizer. By developing three new sites, the company is contributing to improving waste management and reducing the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Heksagon Kati Atik (HKA) is a Turkish family-owned company operating in the waste collection and treatment sector. HKA offers an innovative solution for converting municipal and agricultural waste into organic mineral fertilizers. Its site is located in Pamukova. In 2015, HKA collected 155,000 tons of municipal solid waste.
Proparco’s loan will support the development of HKA’s activity on three new sites in Turkey, in Bilecik, Ödemis and Söke. It will be earmarked to finance the construction and operation of waste treatment platforms, including organic mineral fertilizer production and biogas development facilities, as well as the construction and operation of a landfill.
The project will contribute to Turkey’s efforts to improve waste management. It will lead to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, of 212,000 teq CO2 a year. The fertilizer produced will also contribute to sustainably improving agricultural yields and soil quality. The deployment of new sites will also increase the quantity of electricity produced by HKA using biogas, which is sold on the national grid.