3D printing that fights against CO2



It is a project developed by AIMPLAS, where plastic and nanotechnology come into play to carry out a circular economy cycle.

Environmental sustainability is one of the main challenges of today's society. To respond to this challenge, AIMPLAS, Technological Institute of Plastic with more than 25 years of experience, participates since last January as coordinator in the CARMOF project, which aims to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases that produce the global warming.


The capture of CO2 is currently carried out using inefficient technologies that entail a high energy consumption. The CARMOF project aims to build a complete demonstrator of a new process for the capture and separation of CO2 based on the use of nanomaterials (graphene, carbon nanotubes and MOF) in combination with membranes. Custom designed and manufactured using 3D printing technologies, these innovative structures will be installed at the emission points of the ceramic, petrochemical and steel industries.


New plastic materials

This project opens the way to an unprecedented CO2 capture technology. From the point of view of the development of materials, the expected innovations are related to an increase in the area of ​​adsorption of the same, while the recovery of CO2 will be carried out through new advanced heating technologies highly efficient as those that make possible the application of the Joule effect.


The project lasts 48 months and has received funding from the European Union's H2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement number 760884. A total of 15 partners from nine different countries participate.


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