electrodes). In addition, there should be a greater emphasis on reducing highly oxidized compounds such as bioderived materials into fuels and feedstocks, and on bioinspired catalytic processes.
The Catalysis Science Program is the primary funder of catalysis basic research in the United States, especially in the area of heterogeneous catalysis. The program has supported many well-established researchers who are world leaders in catalysis science. It has also supported many new researchers, who have largely entered the program through special initiatives, such as the Catalysis Science Initiative and the Hydrogen Fuel Initiative. The program has and should continue to play a key role in meeting national energy needs.