Starting from 2005, ODC initiated activities in renewable energy sector in Turkey. It started with bio-diesel production in Turkey. After few years of bio-diesel manufacturing in Turkey, ODC halted its activities in this sector due to lack of regulatory framework and adhered standards.
ODC’s renewable energy initiative shifted to solar energy and started solar powered water pumping and purification systems for various applications, including deep-well water pumping for irrigation applications. ODC installed many water pumping stations both for agricultural use and potable water. ODC’s work in this area later encompassed small scale building level solar power plants. ODC currently follows suitable solar power station projects to become an active member of the project team.
ODC has been involved in agriculture projects for more than two decades; starting first with import of heavy agriculture machinery, then seed processing facilities, milk-cow farming, canola production through subcontracted farmers, and marketing and distribution of organic fertilizers In support of ODC’s bio-diesel manufacturing, ODC also got involved in canola farming together with farmins. ODC organized the largest contracted farming of oil seed (canola) production in Turkey. ODC has imported and distributed organic fertilizers and supplements to farmers in Turkey.