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TCMA R&D Institute discusses ‘Project Mof4AIR’

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Nowadays, the cement industry is constantly innovating to help achieve its emission reduction targets and is willing and able to provide policy-makers with advice on how to develop and build a sustainable society. Therefore, lots of R&D institutes have already implemented major efficiency improvements like reducing GHG (greenhouse gases) substantially.

Power supply and carbon-intensive industries (e.g. cement, steel and petrochemical industries) account for a large share of CO2 emissions. Besides the limitation of anthropogenic CO2 emissions, carbon capture is a key technology that has the potential to decrease carbon emissions in these sectors by giving another life to CO2 through utilisation or storage. MOF4AIR is a Horizon 2020 project gathering 14 partners from eight countries, including TCMA R&D Institute as a partner, to develop and demonstrate the performances of Metal Organic Framework (MOF)-based CO2 capture technologies in power plants and energy intensive industries.

As mentioned, TCMA R&D Institute took on a role as a partner on 1 July 2019 for the MOF4AIR project, funded by EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No: 837975.

The overall objective of MOF4AIR is to demonstrate the performances of MOF-based CO2 capture technologies in power plants and energy intensive industries. The project is led by Mons University with a total budget of approximately 11.1 million euros and will last for four years.

The project aims to use the most suitable structure in different adsorption methods and implement CO2 capture at the pilot scale by synthesising metal organic framework (MOF) with high selectivity and high CO2 affinity for CO2 capture. The overall objective of MOF4AIR Project is to demonstrate the performances of metal organic framework (MOF) based CO2 capture technologies in three demonstration sites across Europe, and to prove the cost-efficiency and reliability of MOF-based carbon capture in CO2 intensive sectors: power supply, refineries and waste incineration.

Global CO2 levels are unfortunately continuing to rise, however global awareness is also growing. TCMA’s role in this project regards all the communication and dissemination activities of the MOF4AIR project. TCMA aims to study the solution proposed in the project in the whole industrial system of carbon capture. The company has another role in examining social issues related to capture, transport and storage of CO2, as well as establish the replicability and transferability of the developed solutions through an implementation plan and the involvement of an Industrial Cluster Board.

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