Metal Organic Frameworks for carbon dioxide Adsorption processes in power production and energy Intensive industRies
Power supply and carbon-intensive industries (e.g. cement, steel and petrochemical industries) account for a large share of CO2 emissions. Besides the limitation of anthropogenic CO2 emissions, Carbon capture is a key technology that has the potential to decrease carbon emissions in these sectors by giving another afterlife to this CO2 : utilisation or storage.
Shifting towards a low-carbon economy requires cost-effective carbon capture solutions to be developed, tested and deployed. The most mature technology, post combustion CO2 capture by amine scrubbing, does not offer sufficient performances. Adsorption processes are promising alternatives for capturing CO2 from power plants and other energy intensive industries.
In this regard, Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are a widely studied class of porous adsorbents that offer tremendous potential, owing to their large CO2 adsorption capacity and high CO2 affinity. However, the performances of MOF-based carbon capture technologies have not been fully evaluated.
MOF4AIR is a H2020 project gathering 14 partners from 8 countries to develop and demonstrate the performances of MOF-based CO2 capture technologies in power plants and energy intensive industries.