CARBON CAPTURE
ON A
GRANDER
SCALE

Unleashing the power of MOFs to enable more
energy-efficient carbon capture

Demand for energy-efficient carbon capture is accelerating.

Traditional solvent-based carbon capture systems require a significant amount of energy to regenerate the carbon-capturing material. In power generation applications, estimates put this energy penalty at up to 35% of the power station’s output. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) capture carbon mainly through physical, not chemical means. This “trapping” process requires lower energy inputs to regenerate the MOFs and can therefore help achieve more energy-efficient carbon capture. By using MOF-based carbon capture, more of the power generated can go where it was intended, lowering the price of energy for consumers and CAPEX for the power generators. 

Taking on climate change together

Making a meaningful impact on climate change will require many different policy and technology solutions, all working simultaneously. Promethean’s primary focus is on delivering industrial-scale, cost-effective metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) to enable energy-efficient carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Our technology also lends itself to the manufacture of a variety of other nanomaterials that can play a role in decarbonisation; improving energy efficiency and switching fossil fuels for non-carbon alternatives.

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Carbon Capture

There are two main approaches to carbon capture. Post-combustion (PC) carbon capture involves capturing the carbon generated when burning fossil fuels, whilst direct-air capture (DAC) is the removal of CO2 that is naturally present in the air we breathe.

Energy Efficiency

Every megawatt of energy not used means lower emissions, making energy efficiency a powerful weapon in combatting climate change.

Fuel Switching

Significant activity is focused on several approaches to replacing carbon-containing fossil fuels, eliminating, or reducing the potential to form CO2 when burned.

Taking on climate change together

Making a meaningful impact on climate change will require many different policy and technology solutions, all working simultaneously. Promethean’s primary focus is on delivering industrial-scale, cost-effective metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) to enable energy-efficient carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS).

Our technology also lends itself to the manufacture of a variety of other nanomaterials that can play a role in decarbonisation; improving energy efficiency and switching fossil fuels for non-carbon alternatives.

Carbon Capture

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Post-Combustion Carbon Capture

Post-combustion gas streams offer one of the highest concentrations of CO2 and therefore represent the most impactful opportunity for CO2 removal. Promethean is engaged with several customers pursuing post-combustion carbon capture who are interested in the energy-efficient potential of MOFs.

Direct-Air Capture
Direct-air capture is the removal of excess atmospheric CO2 caused by human activity, helping to slow down and eventually reverse CO2 levels. MOF materials are equally adept at capturing CO2 from a direct-air source as they are a post-combustion source, although the lower concentrations present in the atmosphere require special consideration.

Energy Efficiency

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Printed Electronics

Additive manufacturing processes avoid the waste from traditional subtractive electronics manufacturing and are therefore viewed as more efficient. Promethean’s manufacturing technology can be used to make consistent, high-quality nanoparticles that can be used in the production of conductive and dielectric inks, and that require lower sintering temperatures, compared with their bulk material counterparts.

Thermal Fluids

The addition of nanoparticles to a heat transfer fluid has been shown to improve a system’s thermal efficiency. These nano-augmented fluids are increasingly being deployed in a variety of applications, including air and ground-source heat pumps, server farm cooling, indirect solar and thermal storage systems.

Fuel Switching

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Green Hydrogen Catalysts

“Green” hydrogen is the hydrogen produced when renewable electricity is used to split water into hydrogen and oxygen and is believed to be a critical enabler of the global transition to sustainable energy and net-zero emissions. Promethean is making materials to aid more efficient catalysis for processes to produce green hydrogen.

MOFs for Hydrogen Storage

Traditional storage methods for hydrogen require very high pressures to densify the hydrogen gas, requiring high energy costs for compression and significantly robust pressure vessels that increase cost, weight and space. The incredibly high internal surface areas of MOFs allow the same volume of hydrogen to be stored at significantly lower pressures, alleviating these extra cost and design constraints.

Carbon Capture

There are two main approaches to carbon capture. Post-combustion (PC) carbon capture involves capturing the carbon generated when burning fossil fuels, whilst direct-air capture (DAC) is the removal of CO2 that is naturally present in the air we breathe.

Energy Efficiency

Every megawatt of energy not used means fewer emissions, making energy efficiency a powerful weapon in combatting climate change.

Fuel Switching

Significant activity is focused on several approaches to replacing carbon-containing fossil fuels, eliminating, or reducing the potential to form CO2 when burned.

MOFs for carbon capture

The repetitive lattice structures of MOFs with their ultra-high surface areas, CO2 selectivity, and low energies of desorption make them an ideal candidate to enable more energy-efficient carbon capture

The repetitive lattice structures of MOFs with their ultra-high surface areas, CO2 selectivity, and low energies of desorption make them an ideal candidate to enable more energy-efficient carbon capture

Tomorrow’s technology – available today

Not long ago, MOFs were considered a technology of the future, a subject of academic exploration rather than offering the potential of real commercial viability. But thanks to our patented reactor designs, continuous synthesis process and more than a decade of manufacturing know-how, Promethean is leading the charge for MOFs being designed into carbon capture and other gas separation applications today.

New Collaboration
on Novel Approach to
Carbon Capture

Promethean announces new collaboration with the University of Nottingham and Drax power station, on novel approach to carbon capture.

Capture
Carbon
Demonstration

With MOFs, a flue gas stream is passed through the cage-like, highly porous MOF structure. The CO2 is adsorbed and the “cleaned” air is then released to the atmosphere.

MOFs for Carbon Capture
and Storage
White paper

Novel approaches to carbon capture are a necessity to tackle the accelerating negative impacts of man-made climate change. Learn how MOFs can play a pivotal role.

New Collaboration on Novel Approach to Carbon Capture

Promethean announces new collaboration with the University of Nottingham and Drax power station, on novel approach to carbon capture.

Capture Carbon Demonstration

With MOFs, a flue gas stream is passed through the cage-like, highly porous MOF structure. The CO2 is adsorbed within the porous structure and the “cleaned” air is then released to the atmosphere

(MOFs) for Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage
(White paper)

Novel approaches to carbon capture are a necessity to tackle the accelerating negative impacts of man-made climate change. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a promising, costeffective candidate to help solve this problem

Do you have a
carbon capture
challenge?

Do you have a carbon capture challenge?

Learn how Promethean’s MOFs can help you achieve energy-efficient, cost-effective carbon capture at an industrial scale

Let us help you evaluate and demonstrate that MOFs can help purify your gas stream through the removal of CO