“We regard people and planet…”

PULCU TARIM designs and manages procedures that work with natural processes to conserve all resources and minimize waste and environmental harm while improving the affordability of its products to succor global growers.

In 2023, PULCU TARIM focused on renewable energy and invested in the solar energy for its factory in İzmir, Turkiye.
In 2023, PULCU TARIM focused on renewable energy and invested in the solar energy for its factory in İzmir, Turkiye.

The focus of our recent investment is on a photovoltaic (PV) system to convert solar radiation to electricity. The goal of our new investment can be elaborated under two headings:

1) Help Reduce Atmospheric Emissions & Contribute to Securing Long-Term Sustainable Energy.

Climate change and its impact can be alleviated by promoting renewable energy (RE) in agricultural applications, such as solar, wind, hydro-powered water pumps, greenhouse heating and cooling, solar water heaters, solar dryers for post-harvest processing, lighting and fertilizer manufacturing technologies.

A sustainable agricultural system is based on the prudent use of renewable and/or recyclable resources. Sustainability is an alternative for solving fundamental and applied issues related to food production in an ecological way (Lal, 2008). It has its roots in a set of values that reflects an awareness of both ecological and social realities.

2) Provide Commercially Attractive Options to Meet Specific Needs of Our Clients.

According to Worrell, Phylipsen, Einstein, and Martin (2000), nitrogenous fertilizer production is an energy-intensive industry that consumes approximately 1 percent of global energy supply. Ammonia is the key component of nitrogen fertilizers (85 percent), and natural gas is the primary feedstock (inherent energy) and energy source (process energy) in the production of anhydrous ammonia (Gellings and Parmenter, 2004).

Unlike nitrogen fertilizers, phosphate and potassium fertilizers are derived from minerals and thus do not require natural gas as an inherent energy source. Potash, for example, is a water-soluble fertilizer, composed of a mixture of potassium minerals. However, phosphate and potassium fertilizers still require process energy for their manufacture.

In 2022, fertilizer prices spiked alongside record-high input costs. Rising natural gas prices, especially in Europe, led to widespread production cutbacks in ammonia—an important input for nitrogen-based fertilizers.  Similarly, soaring prices of coal in China, the main feedstock for ammonia production there, forced fertilizer factories to cut production, which contributed to the increase in urea prices. Higher prices of ammonia and sulfur have also driven up phosphate fertilizer prices. Therefore, in order to shift heavy reliance on fossil fuels and the many environmental and commercial ramifications of that dependence we harness solar energy in PULCU TARIM.

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