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Novel Chemical Process and Catalytic Technology


Processes that chemically or biochemically (including catalytic/biocatalytic approaches) produce chemical products from renewable and abundant natural resources with substantially improved energy efficiency and reduced environmental impact compared to current approaches. New or novel green chemistry processes; technologies involving the development of novel homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts and biocatalysts, co-catalysts, promoters, and/or supports that are highly active, selective, and long-lived compared to the state-of-the-art; sustainable catalysts that are based on environmentally friendly and non-toxic metals, non-metallic, and earth-abundant elements; catalysts enabling the simplification of complex multistep chemistries into fewer steps and ideally a single step, with byproduct elimination and substantial reductions in energy costs and capital equipment costs, which lead to superior or new process technology alternatives to existing technologies.


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