Environmental sustainability is one of the main challenges of today’s society. In order to respond to this challenge, AIMPLAS participates since last January as a coordinator in the project CARMOF, which aims at reducing greenhouse gas emissions that produce the global warming.
CO2 capture is currently performed by using inefficient technologies that entail a high energy consumption. The project CARMOF aims at building a complete demonstrator of a new process to capture and separate CO2 based on the use of nanomaterials (graphene, carbon nanotubes and MOF) combined with membranes. Customized and made by 3D printing technologies, these innovative structures will be installed at the emission points of ceramic, petrochemical and steel industries.
This project opens the way to an unprecedented CO2 capturing technology. From the point of view of materials development, the innovations expected are related to an increase of their adsorption area, while CO2 recovery will be carried out by means of new advanced and highly efficient heating technologies as those made possible due to the application of the Joule effect.
The project has a duration of 48 months and has received funding from the research and innovation European Union programme H2020, under grant agreement number 760884. A total of 15 partners from nine different countries take part in it.