Home institutions: ETH Zurich, EPFL
The National Centre of Competence "Sustainable chemical processes through catalyst design" (NCCR Catalysis) aims to develop technologies that make it possible to base the chemical industry on renewable resources and allow chemical production without waste. This will contribute to the transition towards a carbon-neutral society. To this end, the NCCR Catalysis mobilises and brings together various sub-disciplines of chemistry, chemical and process engineering, materials science and computer science. The NCCR is structured in five modules or 'work packages': Efficient conversion of renewables, Fine chemicals from renewable platforms, Advanced tools, Digitalisation, and Implementation.
Prof. Javier Pérez-Ramírez
Director, NCCR Catalysis
Institut für Chemie- und Bioingenieurwissenschaften
Phone: +41 (0) 44 633 71 20
Financing 2020 – 2023 (Swiss francs):
Time-frame Funding source 2020 – 2023 (CHF) SNSF grant 17'000’000 Funds of ETH Zurich 6’500’000 Funds of EPFL 8’390’203 Group funds of the project participants 7’275’726 External funds --
NCCRs are financed through grants awarded by the SNSF, but also from other sources. The home institution involved in the NCCR also contributes a substantial amount of money. The available overall budget of the NCCR is further increased by monetary contributions from the project participants and third-party funds, which are generally invested by industrial companies.