The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) is the leading agency for management, funding and conduct of research in Turkey. TÜBİTAK is responsible for promoting, developing, organizing, conducting and coordinating research and development in line with national targets and priorities.
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) Marmara Research Center (MRC), one of the research and development units of TÜBİTAK, was established in 1972 with the vision of "taking part among the leading science and technology centers of the world in the field of applied research" and the mission of "contributing to the development of Turkey’s competing power, using science and technology", TÜBİTAK MRC looks forward to developing close relationship with Turkish industry. Energy Institute(EI) is one of the eight institutes operating under TÜBİTAK MRC. The mission statement of Energy Institute is “to contribute to the global competitiveness and sustainable development of Turkey by developing new, advanced energy technologies and energy conservation measures.”
TÜBİTAK MRC EI conducts applied research on advanced energy technologies, namely hydrogen production technologies both from fossil fuels and renewable, advanced gas fuel combustion technologies (hybrid systems), coal to hydrogen and coal to liquid fuel technologies, advanced solid fuel combustion technologies, tailor made gas clean-up technologies, all at lab and pilot scale. Within the expertise of TÜBİTAK MRC EI, the Institute is involved in the project as the work package leader of WP3-Energy Production and as the main partner in WP1-Gasification and Gas Cleaning and WP6-Setup and Operational Tests on Prototypal Scale. Besides, TÜBİTAK MRC EI has also responsibility in work packages, namely WP2-Gas Separation and WP9-Dissemination of Results. For WP1, TÜBİTAK MRC EI will conduct an extensive research on fluidised & fixed bed gasification of waste tyres coupled with related gas clean up studies with its existing know-how & infrastructure gained within custom oriented international and national projects. Since the Institute has actively been working on hydrocarbon reforming and fuel cell technologies as well, TÜBİTAK MRC EI will also lead WP3 to fulfil the energy requirements of WP4-Carbothermal Reduction. To meet the requirements of the selected energy production unit, a suitable gas conditioning unit will be designed and constructed for the fuel gases, namely gases from gasification unit and gases from carbothermal reduction unit. Within the same work package, the gas conditioning unit will be integrated with the energy production unit accordingly by using the gained expertise on the erection of cogeneration units. TÜBİTAK MRC EI will also contribute to WP2-Gas Separation as the interface between gas conditioning unit and gas clean-up&carbothermal reduction units. Finally, TÜBİTAK MRC EI will participate in all activities for the well dissemination of the results as foreseen in the project plan.