SDG 7 - Affordable and clean energy

As the world’s population grows, demand for clean, cheap and sustainable energy increases. The global economy based on fossil fuels and the increase in greenhouse gas emissions make huge changes in our climate system. These changes also affect all continents. Promoting clean energy enabled more than 20% of global energy to be produced from renewable sources as of 2011.


In their TUBITAK Project (no. KBAG 117Z340) titled “Preparation of Supercapacitor Using Electrochemically Conductive Polymer-Metal Oxide Composite Electrode Materials for Energy Storage”, the members of our Department of Chemistry focus on building high-capacity energy storage systems such as batteries, fuel cells, capacitors and supercapacitors to provide high performance, clean and sustainable energy due to the rapid depletion of fossil fuels, and environmental pollution issues including CO2 emission and heavy metal contamination.

In National Boron Research Institute’s ongoing Project (BOREN Project no. 2018-30-06-30-005)—which aims to develop manganese oxyborate synthesis for applications in lithium ion batteries and in water oxidation/splitting reactionsalong with other national experts, our researchers from the Department of Chemistry develop nano-manganese oxyborate synthesis for energy-oriented applications.