Shell Eco-Marathon (SEM)
Shell Eco-marathon, which is one of the longest running student innovation competitions in the world, is a program that aims to encourage students who will design the future, in the fields of science, technology and engineering. The program also contributes to the improvement of the knowledge of the students in the field of energy technologies and alternative energy resources.
This program takes place with the teams exploring all aspects of design, technology and engineering, designing energy-efficient vehicles and competing on the track. The students aim to travel the longest distance with the least fuel with the vehicles they designed.
Since 2005, more than 135 Turkish teams and nearly 2000 Turkish students have participated in the competition in Europe. The Turkish teams have achieved a top 10 position in their categories 22 times since 2005.
Shell Eco-marathon have been taking place in Turkey since 2015 with the participation of high school and university students from all over Turkey as well as neighboring countries. In 2018, students from the Mechanical Club of Uludağ University won the European championship in this competition, which was held with the participation of 147 teams from 27 countries. Designed and produced by the Uludağ University students, ‘Barbaros’ was selected as the most efficient vehicle in Europe for the category of vehicles with an urban concept, which are powered by hydrogen energy.
In 2019, Yıldız Technical University AE2 team, which was one of the Turkish teams, won the “Safety Award” at the Off-Track Awards given in 5 categories.
In 2020, the young Turkish students attracted attention in Europe with the projects they developed in the competition, which was organized online for the first time due to the pandemic. As part of Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2020, UMAKIT, the team of the Bursa Uludağ University, the AE2 Team, which is the team of the Yıldız Technical University, and the ALECTED Team from TED University won the European championship in the “Circular Economy” and “Technical Innovation” categories, the “Security Award” category and the category of “Monitoring and Reducing Carbon Emissions in Vehicles”, respectively.
DenizTemiz Association - 23rd Foundation Anniversary
Aksoy Holding undertook the general sponsorship of the DenizTemiz Association’s 23rd year of the foundation gala dinner, which was held in at Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus. DenizTemiz Association is undertaking a very important task in the protection of our country’s seas and coasts. Over 500 members of the association and its guests attended the gala dinner on October 16, 2017. With the support that given to association who have been working for 23 years Aksoy Holding contributed to the protection of the biodiversity of the sea and coasts and the prevention of pollution.
In her opening speech Şadan Kaptanoğlu, “We will continue our blue voyage together with our valued members, our guests and supporters, until we reach a society who protect its sea and Turkey who won the fighting with sea pollution” she said. A plaque was presented to Aksoy Holding for the support it gives to the association, who believes that a clean environment can be achieved by protecting undersea as well as the sea surface. Aksoy Holding CEO & Vice Chairman Mr. Batu Aksoy’s plaque was given by Founder and Honorary President Rahmi M. Koç and Board Chairman Şadan Kaptanoğlu. Batu Aksoy said, “As the business people, we have a great responsibility to make the ecosystem that we live in better. Reclaiming what we receive from nature is very important for both humans and other living creatures living in nature. In this sense, Turmepa’s work is very valuable. We are happy and proud to be a part of it tonight as Aksoy Holding and Epique Island”.
Plastic Cap Collection Program
Shell & Turcas carries out the “plastic cap collection” program in collaboration with the Spinal Cord Paralytics Association of Turkey (TOFD). The company’s business partners, guests and employees support this program, and the collected plastic caps are donated to TOFD for wheelchair purchases. Shell & Turcas stations all over Turkey are the designated TOFD plastic cap collection points.