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Cemil Koyunoglu, Speaker at Catalysis Conferences
Yalova University, Turkey
Title : Boron-doped catalysts and the production of energy from microalgae


The combustion of petroleum-derived fuels contributes to the accumulation of carbon dioxide. The sustainability of the environment and the economy depends on the use of renewable fuels. Biofuels derived from microalgae appear to have the potential to meet the global transportation fuel demand. Microalgae use solar energy more efficiently than crops. A microalgae's oil productivity is much higher than most oil crops. Researchers are increasingly interested in microalgae for their potential applications in producing bioactive ingredients, producing hydrogen and energy sources, and capturing and reducing carbon dioxide. Several advantages can be achieved, including environmental sustainability, reduction of carbon footprint, and production of products for many different industries. A catalyst can optimize energy and material use, increase product efficiency, and reduce the environmental impact of these processes by improving the performance of microalgae. Thus, the combined use of microalgae and catalysts offers significant potential in several environmental applications. Occasionally, boron can be used as a catalyst additive to enhance the activity or selectivity of metal catalysts. This paper presents an analysis of the energy production from microalgae biomass using boron-doped catalysts, as well as a possible direction for future research.

Audience Takeaway Notes: 

  • Microalgae's role in environmental applications and their contribution to carbon sequestration.
  • An overview of the most common methods for producing energy from microalgae.
  • Efficacy of catalysts in the production of energy.
  • The contribution of boron-doped catalysts to the production of energy.


Dr. Ogr. Uyesi Cemil Koyunoglu is an experienced academic and scientist working at Yalova University. He is known for his contributions to the academic field through his extensive educational and research experience. Cemil Koyunoğlu began his educational journey before university, and his interest in science led him to Yalova University. He completed his undergraduate studies in Chemical Engineering at İnönü University, followed by master's and doctoral studies (including a year as a visiting researcher in the United States) at İnönü University and Istanbul Technical University, respectively. He graduated with honors from the Laboratory and Veterinary Health Associate Degree Program at Istanbul University. His doctoral thesis focused on examining the environmental impact of pulverized coal and mixtures injection in the iron and steel industry, garnering attention in the academic world. Dr. Koyunoğlu currently serves as a faculty member at Yalova University, teaching in the field of Energy Systems Engineering. He actively continues his research, particularly in areas like energy systems modeling, energy-industry 4.0, theoretical physics in design processes, and statistical thermodynamics. His international work in these fields has established him as a well-recognized name in the scientific community.