Power generation and carbon-intensive industries are responsible for a large share of the anthropogenic CO2 emissions to our atmosphere. Shifting towards a low-carbon economy needs cost-effective novel carbon capture solution (CCS) to be conceived, tested and then deployed. Current solutions either suffer from high energy penalties or simply cannot offer sufficient performances.



Adsorption process is widely considered as a promising alternative for capturing and concentrating CO2 from large sources such as power plants and other energy intensive industries as cement, iron, chemical or petrochemical 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 these hybrid materials in carbon capture technologies have not been fully evaluated and fine-tuning is still needed for adsorption processes at large scale in real industrial conditions.

CO2 adsorption

The overall objective of MOF4AIR is to demonstrate the performances of MOF-based CO2 capture technologies in power plants and energy intensive industries (TRL6). To that purpose, MOF4AIR will demonstrate optimized MOF-based adsorbents with fine-tuned CO2 adsorption processes through a multidisciplinary approach.

Save the planet

As part of MOF4AIR project, SIKEMIA will be actively involved on the upscaling (TRL5) of non-commercially available ligands. In close collaboration with the partners, the produced ligands will be used for MOFs production with high potential in CO2 capture. The best candidate will be upscaled to 100Kg scale and tested in a real operation (TRL6).

Task repartition

Effort for SiKEMIA concerning the different tasks of the project.

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