Tupras became the first Turkish industrial company to participate in Water Europe, which supports new technologies to strengthen the European water ecosystem.
Tupras carries out studies to produce the energy of the future within the framework of its Strategic Transformation Plan and 2050 Carbon Neutral target.
Focusing on sustainable water management with its water efficiency and waste water recovery efforts, the company has taken a new step that will contribute to the strengthening of the global water ecosystem.
Participating in Water Europe, the leading stakeholder organization of the European water market, in order to use new technologies in water management through collaborations, Tupras became the first company among industrial organizations in Turkiye to become a member of the platform.
“In the last 10 years, we have saved an amount of water equal to the annual water consumption of approximately 2.5 million people”
Tupras General Manager Ibrahim Yelmenoglu, whose views are included in the statement, stated that they attach great importance to the efficient use of water, which is a limited resource, in all business processes of the company, and said, “Within the scope of our Strategic Transformation Plan, we aim to minimize raw water consumption and wastewater discharge. In the last 10 years, we have recovered and reused 175 million cubic meters of wastewater in all our refineries. In other words, we saved water equivalent to the annual water consumption of approximately 2.5 million people.”
Pointing out their satisfaction for being the first Turkish industrial organization to join Water Europe, Yelmenoglu said, “75% of the partners in the EU Horizon 2020 projects on water that are entitled to be funded are Water Europe members. In all respects, we believe our membership will create significant value for our sustainability and strategic transformation goals.”
Tupras, as a company focused on water efficiency, R&D carries out its activities in the field of circular economy in line with objectives such as reducing the use of clean water by recycling waste water, using refinery wastes in different industries with industrial symbiosis, recycling valuable products in waste, and reusing wastes with innovative technologies. In this context, in addition to the company’s three projects that have received EU funding, many projects continue at the R&D Center.
Source: Trthaber / Prepared by Irem Yildiz