Innovation in Catalysis
Catalysis was underlined as a Key Technology by the French Ministry of Economy, Finances and Industry in 2010 . This is not surprising as it is at the origin of more than 80 % of the added value of the chemical industry . Moreover, catalysis in all of its forms, namely heterogeneous, homogeneous, or biocatalysis, is of upmost interest in many crucial domains such as Environment, Food, Health, Energy, which are at the inner core of the current societal demands. The development of new catalysts with improved performances is, therefore, a highly strategic issue.