NWRICI, founded in 1967, is an institute under former Ministry of Chemical industry, Shaanxi Provincial Hi-Tech Enterprise, sponsor of Shaanxi Provincial Engineering and Research Centre for Coal Chemistry, member of Catalysis Society under Chinese Chemical Society, certified by ISO9001: 2000. R & D aspects of the institute include coal chemistry, catalysis (catalysts or sorbents), fine chemicals, advanced materials, environmental protection and agrochemicals, with eight institutes and canters, over thirty pilot or commercial plants, and eight affiliated companies. With an R & D team of over 300 researchers, including several State Key Experts. NWRICI has accomplished great number of R & D tasks from ministerial, provincial and municipal level, with commercialization of much of the R & D achievements. NWRICI is also the sponsor of Industrial Catalysis, one of the State Key Periodicals for Science and Technology.