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April 2016

New Carbon Capture Membrane Creates CO2 Highways


Scientific Achievement

Molecular Foundry scientists, working with the ALS, have developed a hybrid polymer-MOF membrane that is eight times more CO2 permeable than membranes composed only of the polymer.

Significance and Impact

This new, highly permeable carbon capture membrane could lead to more efficient ways of separating carbon dioxide from power plant exhaust, preventing the greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere.

Research Details


N. C. Su, D. T. Sun, C. M. Beavers, D. K. Britt, W. L. Queen & J. J. Urban. Energy Environ. Sci. 2016,9, 922-931.