Shaping the Future of Fuel: Monolithic Metal-Organic Frameworks for High-Density Gas Storage.


Type
Article
Change log
Authors
Connolly, Bethany M 
Wheatley, Andrew EH  ORCID logo  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2624-6063
Fairen-Jimenez, David  ORCID logo  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5013-1194
Abstract

The environmental benefits of cleaner, gaseous fuels such as natural gas and hydrogen are widely reported. Yet, practical usage of these fuels is inhibited by current gas storage technology. Here, we discuss the wide-ranging potential of gas-fuels to revolutionize the energy sector and introduce the limitations of current storage technology that prevent this transition from taking place. The practical capabilities of adsorptive gas storage using porous, crystalline metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are examined with regard to recent benchmark results and ultimate storage targets in this field. In particular, the industrial limitations of typically powdered MOFs are discussed while recent breakthroughs in MOF processing are highlighted. We offer our perspective on the future of practical, rather than purely academic, MOF developments in the increasingly critical field of environmental fuel storage.

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Keywords
3402 Inorganic Chemistry, 40 Engineering, 34 Chemical Sciences, 7 Affordable and Clean Energy
Journal Title
J Am Chem Soc
Conference Name
Journal ISSN
0002-7863
1520-5126
Volume Title
142
Publisher
American Chemical Society (ACS)
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All rights reserved
Sponsorship
European Research Council (726380)
Royal Society (RGF/EA/180110)
Innovate UK (104384)