In order to succeed, the MOF4AIR project gathers 14 partners from 8 countries across Europe and Asia and an Industrial Cluster Board. University of MONS is coordinating the project as a research centre with a strong experience on the MOF thematic as well as the different carbon capture processes.

The project gathers in total 6 research centres with the needed expertise for the project, three SMEs specialised in the production of the MOFs and their shaping at an industrial scale, three demonstration sites, a cement association and one SME specialised in communication and dissemination.

In order to guarantee the replicability and transferability of its results, MOF4AIR also comprises an Industrial Cluster Board which will operate in synergy with MOF4AIR.

This section presents the different partners, and the members of the Industrial Cluster Board.


University of MONS (UMONS) – Coordinator of MOF4AIR 

Type of organisation: Research Organisation

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The University of Mons offers forty-degree programs within its six faculties and two Schools. UMONS is a University with more than 1,000 scientific, technical and administrative staff members and 9,500 students whose more than 500 PhD.
UMONS hosts 80 Research Units and 2 Centres of Excellence.
The Thermodynamics Unit, involved in the MOF4AIR project, has R&D activities in design of CO2 capture (adsorption and absorption) and utilization processes ( CO2 to SNG or to methanol), removing of acid compounds from natural gas or biogas, elimination of VOC from exhaust air by adsorption and/or catalyst and more.

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Type of organisation: Research Organisation

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SINTEF is a multidisciplinary research institute with around 2000 employees participating in bilateral industrial research projects, European and national research projects.
SINTEF will contribute with WP leader role for WP 4 and 5 and as a task leader for several tasks. Our main contribution will be on the development of shaping procedures, evaluation of adsorption properties, development and testing of MBTSA process at TRL5, techno-economic assessment and LCA.

Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) 

Type of organisation: Research Organisation 

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The CNRS is a French government-funded research organisation with main missions: to evaluate and carry out research capable of advancing knowledge and bringing social, cultural and economic benefits to society; to apply and promote of research results; to develop scientific information; to support research training and to participate in the analysis of the national and international situation of science and its evolution in view of contributing to the development of the national research policy.

The IMAP, a joint CNRS-ENS-ESPCI unit, has a leading expertise in synthesis and structural characterization/elucidation of MOFs (and their composites) as well as their applications in strategic/societal domains (green-house gas sorption, liquids separation, batteries, drug delivery …). IMAP is equipped by state-of-the-art facilities for synthesis, scale up, shaping and characterization. It also has a network of collaborators (simulation, sorption, separation, spectroscopy, microscopy, etc.).

Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) 

Type of organisation: Research Organisation 

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Politecnico di Milano is a public technical university and the largest Engineering School in Italy, ranked 16th in the world, 6th in Europe and 1st in Italy among the Engineering and Technology universities in the last QS ranking 2019.

The support for the MOF4AIR project will be provided by the Group of Energy Conversion Systems (GECOS), that contributed in several EU projects, assessing the integration of advanced CO2 capture technologies for power, cement, steel and hydrogen plants.

To read more about POLIMI, click here and discover the POLIMI research group involved in MOF4AIR here.

Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES)

Type of organisation: Research Organisation 

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The Center for Renewable Energy Sources & Saving (CRES), a public entity, is the Greek National center for Renewable Energy Sources (RES), Rational Use of Energy (RUE) & Energy Saving (ES). The general objective of CRES is the promotion of RE, RUE and ES. CRES main activities include research & development, demonstration, energy information systems, feasibility studies, technical and economic studies, market research & promotional activities.

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Type of organisation: SME 

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SiKÉMIA is a French supplier of a large variety of organic ligands and coupling agent derivatives. Our activity is focused on the design and development of:

  • Carboxylic and phosphonic acid derivatives for MOFs Synthesis
  • Organosilyl and organophosphorus compounds for surface functionalization

MOF Technologies Limited (MOFTECH) 

Type of organisation: SME 

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MOF Technologies is a Belfast-based SME specialised in the large-scale manufacture of a new class of super-adsorbents named Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) using a unique method for producing and shaping MOFs that is simple, environmentally friendly and cost effective.

MOF Technologies is devoted to the development and commercialisation of MOF-based applications with state-of-the-art facilities for in-depth characterisation and performance evaluation of MOFs under realistic operating conditions.

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Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) 

Type of organisation: Research Organisation 

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The Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) in Daejeon, South Korea, is a national research laboratory in chemical technology of Korea. KRICT focuses on the development of sustainable and key technologies in materials, pharmaceutical chemistry and chemical engineering.

In MOF4AIR, KRICT will contribute to optimization of the synthesis and shaping (wet granulation) conditions at the kg scale of the MOFs together with ENGTECH which is a small chemical company in South Korea.

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Type of organisation: Research Organisation 

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ENG TECH Co. Ltd. is the Korean small company which is located in Daeduck Techno-Valley in Daejeon, South Korea. It was founded in 2000. Its portfolio ranges from energy storage materials and chemicals such as electrolytes of lithium ion battery to catalysts in petrochemical industry such as metallocene catalysts.

Specifically, it has expertise in the mass production and purification of corrosive and air-sensitive materials including organic carbonate electrolytes and metallocenes. It is also capable of up-scale production of special chemicals and materials that should be highly purified.

Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) 

Type of organisation: End-user 

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Technology Centre Mongstad is the world’s largest facility for testing and improving CO2 capture. Knowledge gained will prepare the ground for CO2 capture initiatives to combat climate change.

TCM is a joint venture between the Norwegian state, Statoil, Shell and Total.

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Solamat Merex (SOLAMAT)

Type of organisation: End-user 

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SOLAMAT-MEREX is part of SARP Industries (SARPI) group, VEOLIA’s subsidiary, and is leader for treatment and recovery of hazardous industrial wastes. Since its origin in 1975, SARPI designs, owns and operates its tools. SARPI’s strong environmental convictions and environmental performance help to maintain and even restore the acceptability of industries by providing efficient treatment solutions for the management of their hazardous wastes and thus limiting their impact on the environment.

In MOF4Air project, SOLAMAT joins the research team on gas treatment and valorisation of VeRI (Veolia Research and Innovation Center) that will provide analytical equipment and support to Solamat during the tests on site.

Türkiye Petrol Rafinerileri A.Ş. (Tüpraş)  

Type of organisation: End-user 

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Operating four oil refineries having a total of 30 million tons/year crude oil processing capacity, Tüpraş is the largest industrial enterprise of Turkey by revenue and 7th largest refining company of Europe.

Tüpraş R&D Center was established in 2010 as a certified R&D center endorsed by the Ministry of Industry and Technology of Turkey. Tüpraş R&D Center aims to develop new technologies & products as well as to improve production processes and products of Tüpraş by means of conducting innovative projects.

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Euroquality (EQY) 

Type of organisation: SME 

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Established in 1997, Euroquality is a service provider specialised in innovation consulting. Its main activities are setting up European projects (e.g. H2020, LIFE, Erasmus+), carrying out economic studies, policy evaluation, technological and technical studies, development of communication material, training, and the management of national and European projects.

For 20 years, Euroquality has been able to adapt to the different technological mutations and always be at the top of innovation consulting, with a staff made of doctors and engineers advising international clients on the development of their innovations.

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Türkiye Çimento Müstahsilleri Birliği (TCMA) 

Type of organisation: Cement Association 

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Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association (TCMA), as a nonprofit organization (NGO) and the common voice of the Turkish cement industry, represents a total of 68 enterprises in Turkey, as 51 of them being integrated facilities and 17 grinding plants. TCMA R&D Institute focuses on testing and researching of cement, raw materials, concrete, aggregate, chemical&mineral admixtures, fuels&alternative fuels, flue gas and plays an active role on several projects under R&D Innovation Projects Department.

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Industrial Cluster Board

MOF4AIR partners ambition to deliver highly replicable outputs in order to foster the impacts of their project. MOF4AIR Replicability Study will be achieved in close collaboration with the MOF4AIR Industrial Cluster Board (ICB).

This Board will operate in synergy with MOF4AIR and gather at least 4 industrial clusters with more than 10 sectors (e.g. cement, limestone, energy, chemistry and petrochemistry, waste incinerator).

The members of the ICB will follow closely the results of the project, notably in terms of cost of the carbon capture solutions, and review with MOF4AIR partners possible transfer on their industries.

You can see in the map below the current composition of the ICB. If you are interested in joining our ICB and benefit for more tailored results of MOF4AIR, feel free to contact us here!

European Cement Research Academy (ECRA)

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The European Cement Research Academy was founded in 2003 as a platform on which the European cement industry supports, organises and undertakes research activities within the context of the production of cement and its application in concrete. By creating and disseminating knowledge from research findings, ECRA’s aim is to facilitate and accelerate innovation to guide the cement industry. ECRA’s activities are pre-competitive and comprise seminars, workshops and dedicated research projects.

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AGC GLASS EUROPE SA is involved in manufacturing and developing glass, glazing and other products for, inter alia, automotive, solar, decorative and architectural use. As a world leading company in flat glass and flat glass product manufacturing, AGC Glass can provide knowledge, expertise, and competences in designing glass furnaces from the raw materials management down to the exhaust gas treatment.

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Lhoist Group

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The Lhoist Group is a global leader in lime, dolime and minerals. With headquarters in Belgium, the group is present in over 25 countries with more than 100 facilities around the globe. This family-owned business combines a traditional industrial culture with a dynamic and entrepreneurial approach. It differentiates its business by being close to its customers, understanding their needs and providing them with the high-quality products their activities require.

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John Cockerill

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John Cockerill ( former CMI ) is a more than 200 years company operating in engineering and services with HQ in Seraing (Belgium). Meeting the needs of our time is the raison d’être of the group. We have 5 sectors ( Energy, Defence, Industry, Environment & Services) with more than 6000 employees . We provide solutions to our clients in all the continents. Innovation is key for our activity, and is supported by dedicated organization in each sector, and a corporate team dealing with IP, open innovation & coordination , with the group CTO as team leader. Some recent lighthouse projects : molten salt solar receiver for CSP tower projects , air treatment for a phosphoric acid production plant to bring down HF emissions , MIRIS pilot plant with 2MWc PV panels & battery storage units and associated EMS, sales of various DQ1000 electrolysers ( 5MW unit stack , 1000Nm³H2/h). JC has limited internal R&D resources and works mainly with partners ( University labs, RTOs, & other private companies) mostly in Europe ( Belgium , France , & Germany). JC is part of H2020 projects such as SIDERWIN ( iron production by electrolysis) or 3D-ccs ( CO2 capture and storage in the steel industry )

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