Journal of Agriculture Faculty of Ege University, vol.60, no.1, pp.19-35, 2023 (Scopus)
Objective: This study aims to analyze the eligible site selection for biomass energy facilities in Balıkesir province, which is ranked as one of the important provinces of Turkey from the perspective of agriculture and livestock activities. Material and Methods: Within the framework of the study, the most eligible areas for biomass energy facilities in the province were determined by Weighted Overlay Analysis with the use of Geographic Information Systems. Results: In results of the study, it was revealed that the most eligible areas for biomass energy facilities in the province were the districts of Karesi, Susurluk and Savaştepe, respectively, while the districts of Ayvalık, Edremit and Erdek districts located in the coastal part of the province were not suitable. Conclusion: This study is expected to shed light on all the planning studies undertaken within the scope of the sustainable management of the city and the protection of ecology.