Expected Impacts

MOF4AIR will contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions by using solid adsorbents and developing new-generation high-efficiency MOF-based CO2 capture technologies that, through customization, can be used both in power plants and energy-intensive industries.

MOF4AIR will foster the uptake of CCS technologies by providing a TRL6-reliable solution matching end-users’ needs, notably by cutting CCS energy penalty by more than 10%. The solutions developed will be highly replicable thanks to the consideration of a wide range of carbon-intensive sectors and clusters, notably through the project’s Industrial Cluster Board.

Impacts of the project

MOF4AIR does significant, step-change advances in reductions in energy penalty and thus in the fuel-dependent cost of CO2 capture, among others by:

•  Producing high performant MOFs
•  Proving the performances of the selected capture processes
•  Increasing the performances of these CC technologies

MOF4AIR facilitates the safe and economic integration of CC into industrial clusters – which will lower the barriers to the wider uptake of CCS, in particular for those sectors vulnerable to carbon leakage:

• Final SPECCA (Specific Primary Energy Consumption per CO2 Avoided) for VPSA (Vacuum Pressure Swing Adsorption) and MBTSA (Moving Bed Temperature Swing Adsorption) on all carbon emitting processes studied below 2.5 GJLHV/tCO2
• Cost of capture for all sectors and sub sectors below 25€/tCO2
• Energy penalty below 18%
• Incremental cost below 10%

To prevent CO2 emissions, MOF4AIR will:

• Include 4 clusters in its Industrial Cluster Board (ICB)
• Consider 10+ industrial sectors in the ICB

MOF4AIR encourages European leadership by:

• Fostering Europe as leader in MOF-based CO2 adsorption

MOF4AIR will participates to SDGUN (Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations) 7 and 13 by:

• Diminishing CO2 emissions from power plants and carbon intensive industries by 95%
• Diminishing cost increase from power plants with CCS compared to power plants without CCS by 20%