TUBITAK Developed Hydrogen and Electric Cars

TUBITAK MAM and the National Boron Research Institute (BOREN) developed a new domestic car powered by hydrogen fuel and produced 2 units.

The developed vehicle has a hybrid engine, it can travel 300 kilometers with electricity and its range is increased by 150 kilometers with hydrogen fuel.

It uses boron as hydrogen trap in the vehicle. The vehicle, which operates very quietly, has zero emission value and accelerates to 100 kilometers in a very short time. The vehicle is usually powered by an electric motor and uses hydrogen fuel when extra additional range is required.

I congratulate our organizations, TÜBİTAK MAM and National Boron Research Institute (BOREN) and wish them continued success.


'' Established in 1972, TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center (MAM) continues its activities at the “TÜBİTAK Gebze Campus” in Kocaeli. The center, which aims to be a world leader center that produces science and technology and adopts as a duty to produce sustainable, innovative, scientific and technological solutions by doing applied research, within the center, Environment and Cleaner Production Institute, Energy Institute, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Institute There are Food Institute, Chemical Technology Institute, Materials Institute and Earth and Marine Sciences Institute. ''

TUBITAK MAM, which is one of the leading companies in the world of advanced technology with its research capability and capacity, research infrastructure, world-standard managerial and operational processes, offers unique solutions to public, defense and private sector institutions and organizations and academic institutions with its customer-oriented approach. These solutions are realized through basic research, applied research and development, technology transfer, innovation, system and plant building, national standard and norm determination, professional consultancy and training activities.

About the National Boron Research Institute

National Boron Research Institute (BOREN), in Turkey and wide to the use of boron products and technologies in the world, new boron products manufacturing and development to ensure that provide scientific environment needed for research users in various fields, utilizing boron and products and / or doing research in this area It was established with the Law No. 4 of 6/2003/4865 in order to conduct scientific researches, to make, coordinate and contribute to these researches in cooperation with public and private legal entities. The duties and organization of BOREN, which is a related institution of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey, was rearranged in the 15th Chapter of the Presidential Decree No. 7 dated 2018/4/48.

BOREN, which started its activities in 2004, has served in the department allocated within the Central Laboratory of the Middle East Technical University until 2007. Since that date, BOREN, serving on the 166th floor of the campus of Dumlupınar Boulevard, No: 10 Çankaya / ANKARA, owned by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, moved to its existing service building in D-Blok on the 08/07/2019. . In addition, it continues its activities in the laboratory and pilot facilities within the BOREN R&D Center adjacent to the service building.

BOREN conducts and supports projects and programs in the field of boron, conducts scientific publications and organizes activities and conducts activities for the commercialization of boron products by providing cooperation and coordination with relevant public and private sector R&D and industry organizations.

Ilhami Pektas

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