MOFs catalyzed direct gas-phase reactions for the conversion of C1 compounds (MOFC1)

Duration: 01.01.2020-31.12.2023

Funding: Academy of Finland

MOFC1 objectives

The climate change results mainly from the increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere caused by the human actions. The dominant sectors for GHG emissions (CO2, CH4) are the electric power generation (coal and gas) and transportation (petroleum). For example, in US around 41 % of the CO2 emissions are coming from these sources. The MOFC1 project aims to develop technologies for the capture and utilization of the C1 compounds directly from the gas phase applying metal-organic-framework (MOF) catalyzed conversion. MOFs have indicated great potential for CO2 gas-phase conversion compared to the traditional catalysts. However, fundamental studies in relation to the gas-phase reactions, catalytic turnover efficiency, thermostability, stability in humid conditions and efficiency at near ambient pressures are missing. New aerosol-based technologies for direct gas-phase carbon capture and utilization could provide groundbreaking based solutions for reduction of the industrial CO2 emissions that are one of the major CO2 emission sources in Finland.

Link to video “MOFs catalyzed direct gas-phase reactions for the conversion of C1 compounds”

MOFC1 particles

CCU-NET symposium on carbon dioxide capture, storage and utilization November 3-4, 2022

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For more information: Prof. Anna Lähde, tel. +358 40 355 3805, anna.lahde(at)