Manufacturing MOFs for Emerging Carbon Capture Applications

The design flexibility and structural versatility afforded by metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have attracted widespread interest in numerous applications albeit with several unsuccessful attempts to commercialize the materials historically. However, the tunability, cycling stability, and selective adsorption/desorption characteristics of these materials are opening opportunities for commercialization as energy-efficient alternatives for a range of critical energy-intensive technologies such as carbon capture.
Deploying carbon capture technologies is an important tool for meeting net zero emission goals. However, despite the fair level of maturity of amine solvent-based methods (i.e. amine scrubbing) to capture CO2, deployment is still limited mainly due to the large installation cost and energy consumption associated with solvent regeneration. MOF-based modular solid sorbent carbon capture systems are gaining momentum, driven by significantly reduced energy requirements for sorbent regeneration, improved sorbent stability, CO2 selectivity, and lower capital expenditure compared to solvent-based systems. In fact, in the last 5 years, several startups have made a strategic pivot to focus on MOF-based carbon capture applications. However, this also needs to be complemented by scalable production methods of MOF materials with partnerships between MOF manufacturers, carbon capture technology developers, and industrial end users to demonstrate the technology at scale.
This webinar will be based on IDTechEx's brand new report, "Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) 2024-2034: Market, Technology, and Players". The report examines emerging applications of approaching commercialization and several other early-stage technologies. Informed by insights gained from primary research, the report analyzes key players in the field and provides market forecasts segmented by application.
The webinar will provide:
  • An overview of metal-organic frameworks and their emerging applications
  • Scaling MOF production for industrial applications
  • Considerations of production cost and selling price of MOFs
  • Examples of MOF-based point source carbon capture and direct air capture solutions and comparisons with incumbent technology
  • Outlook for MOFs in carbon capture including opportunities and challenges.