Promethean Particles, an industry leader in the design, creation and manufacturing of nanoparticle technology, has announced it is currently developing Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) to enable highly efficient and cost-effective CO2 capture. 

The company’s ongoing research is part of a larger initiative to reduce the planet’s CO2 emissions by using post-combustion CO2 adsorption processes by way of MOFs or Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs). Named the CARMOF Project, Promethean Particles is one of 15 contributors from 9 countries across the globe to take part in the programme.   

Dr Selina Ambrose, Technical Manager at Promethean Particles, said: “The CARMOF Project is an incredibly exciting programme, which brings together thought-leaders and scientists to address the challenges posed by climate change. Last December, we hosted a meeting with project members at our Nottingham production site to discuss our efficient large-scale process of manufacturing MOFs for gas capture.

“Currently, power plants that capture CO2 use an old process where flue gases are passed through organic amines in water, binding the CO2 to the amines. Unfortunately, this inefficient process consumes around 30% of the power it generates. By working with members on the CARMOF Project, we hope to design MOFs that can then be 3D printed and converted into membranes for use in larger adsorbing units.”

The CARMOF Project seeks to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies that make carbon capture more efficient and cost-effective. The project is funded under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The work undertaken by the project partners will aid the European Union’s 2050 Greenhouse Gas emission reduction target.  

“Our Nottingham site is home to the world’s largest continuous multi-material nanoparticle manufacturing plant, meaning we can produce at a larger scale for maximum impact,” added Selina. “Over the last few years, we’ve continued to develop MOFs ensuring the properties and performance are comparable or better than those already on the market. We believe that our pioneering technology can deliver significant environmental benefits for both the planet and people.”For more information on the CARMOF Project, please visit: https://carmof.eu/. Alternatively, for information on Promethean Particles and its activities, visit: https://www.prometheanparticles.co.uk/.

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