The “European Research Institute of Catalysis A.I.S.B.L.”, abbreviated “ERIC”, is an international nonprofit association (Virtual Institute) with legal personality (registered in the Belgian 'Crossroad Bank for Enterprises') gathering together over 20 major European Institutions with large interest on catalysis related activities. The registered office is in Brussels (Belgium), while the Operational Office is in Firenze (Italy). The purpose of the Association is to promote activities in the area of catalysis.
ERIC operates through the R&D members (UdR, Units of Research), where the research activities are carried out in virtue of an agreement between ERIC aisbl and that Institution. The UdR specifically involved in RECODE project is the University of Messina (UdR ME), specifically CASPE (Laboratory of catalysis for sustainable energy) located at the University of Messina - Dept.s MIFT and ChiBioFarAm (Sect Industrial Chemistry), Italy, one of the ERIC partners. The UdR ME is led by prof. Gabriele CENTI and prof. Siglinda PERATHONER.