The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (French National Center for Scientific Research) is a public agency under the authority of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. Measured by the amount of human and material resources it commits to scientific research and by the broad range of disciplines explored, the CNRS is the hub of research activity in France. The CNRS is also the largest fundamental research organisation in Europe and one of the most important breeding grounds for technological innovation.

IRCELYON, a CNRS department, is currently the largest European institute devoted to the development of catalytic and environmental remediation processes, including 115 permanent faculty Partners and as many temporary staffs. Within IRCELYON, the “Engineering from material to process” team (ENG, 13 permanent staffs and 17 temporary researchers) carrying this project has already gained a large experience on nanoporous materials and process development, while IRCELYON in general has greatly contributed to the application of MOFs to catalytic and adsorption technologies (Metal-Organic Frameworks: Applications from Catalysis to Gas Storage, Wiley-VCH, ISBN: 978-3-527-32870-3).