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Inventing tomorrow’s advanced catalysts through
integration of the chemical sciences.

The DOE Center for Programmable Energy Catalysis (CPEC) integrates energy issues that focus on the science and technology of transforming renewable energy and carbon into the fuels and chemicals of tomorrow



The mission of the DOE Center for Programmable Energy Catalysis (CPEC) is to transform how catalysts convert energy-rich molecules to enable a large-scale implementation of sustainable energy. Through innovative research and diverse partnerships, the CPEC team aims to invent catalytic processes that are programmed to change on the timescale of an individual catalytic reaction, leading to dramatic enhancements in rate, selectivity, and conversion. By laying a foundation for a sustainable energy ecosystem, CPEC will increase energy efficiency and promote future economic development while reducing environmental impacts associated with chemical energy conversion.


The DOE Center for Programmable Energy Catalysis (CPEC) is committed to promoting and supporting diversity in all of its forms. Collaborations formed among people with varied views, perspectives, and backgrounds enhance the experiences of center participants and also form the foundation for creative and innovative solutions to grand challenges in the field. The CPEC embraces an atmosphere of mutual respect that is free from prejudice and intolerance and works to increase the engagement of individuals from groups underrepresented in the STEM fields.

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