KUTEM is an energy research center at Koç University established in 2012 by funds from Tüpraş. The center constitutes of around 30 faculty members in Engineering, Sciences and Administrative Science & Economics. Research projects are carried out in a newly constructed state-of-the-art laboratory as well in research laboratories of the affiliated faculty. The research activities of the center are focused on development of new energy technologies in areas which are fossil fuels, biofuels and solar fuels. The activities of the center are planned by the Executive Council consisting of representatives from Koç University and Tüpraş.