This perspective discusses the general concepts that will guide future catalysis and related grand-challenges, based on "The European Roadmap on Science and Technology of Catalysis" prepared by the European Cluster on Catalysis. To adress the changing scenario in refinery and chemical production, and move to a low-carbon sustrainable future, the distinguishing elements of three grand-challenges for catalysis are discussed here: 1) catalysis to address the evolving energy and chemical scenario, 2) catalysis for a cleaner and sustainable future, and 3) addressing catalysis complexity, the latter being organized in three sub-topics: advanced design of novel catalysts, understanding catalysts from molecular to material scale, and expanding catalysis concepts.
Lanzafame, P., Perathoner, S., Centi, G., Gross, S., & Hensen, E. J. M. (2017). Grand challenges for catalysis in the Science and Technology Roadmap on Catalysis for Europe: Moving ahead catalysis for a sustainable future. Catalysis Science & Technology, 7(22), 5182-5194. https://doi.org/10.1039/C7CY01067B