This CARMOF project is a collaborative effort of European industrial and academic partners to design innovative CO2 absorbing materials at nanoscale (such as carbon nanotubes, CNTs, and metal organic frameworks, MOFs) and then to use 3D printer to realize membranes.

The project’s aim is to have a higher technology level to use as demonstration at industrial facilities. It’s consortium has 15 partners from 9 different countries that are representing all the value chain. CARMOF project started in January 2018 and will last 48 months, and it has a total budget of about 6 million Euro. The project is funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.


The CARMOF CO2 sorbent and process concept

A CARMOF consortium meeting was held at Vito (Belgium) on June, 2019 11th-12th to discuss the project progress and further planning.

Our first results

The first period has focused on the (hybrid) solid sorbent development for CO2 capture: functionalized Metal–Organic Frameworks (MOFs), Multi Walled Carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) and Reduced Graphene oxide (rGO) combined with a polymer of choice.

Preliminary formulations of 3D printing composite pastes had promising results on the CO2 adsorption capacity. The diffusion paths through the composite are created by the MWCNT’s presence. It’s believed that it enables gas transport to the active CO2 adsorption sites.

Other materials’ combinations are being further explored and 3D printed.


Past events

CARMOF project’s results were presented at several relevant events and conferences, such as:

  • 1 & 2DM 2019 (January 2019, Tokyo)
  • GraphIn2019 (February 2019, Madrid)
  • CO2 REUSE 2019 conference (April 2019, Berlin)
  • CHEMUK 2019 Expo (May 2019, Harrogate)
  • Advanced Nanomaterials Conference 2019 (July 2019, Aveiro)