The Global Market for Metal-organic Frameworks (MOFs) 2024-2034

Published August 2023 | 110 pages, 25 tables, 36 figures | Download Table of contents

Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) – Advanced Porous Materials for Gas Storage, Separations, Catalysis and Technical Applications

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a novel class of highly porous materials formed by self-assembly of metals and organic ligands.

MOFs possess ultra-high surface areas exceeding 7000 m2/g and tunable pore sizes that allow selective adsorption and storage of gases, water, and other molecules.

Key properties make MOFs ideal for:

  • Gas storage and separation
  • Purification
  • Carbon capture
  • Energy storage
  • Sensing
  • Catalysis


Benefits of MOFs:

  • High porosity and surface area
  • Thermal and chemical stability
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Customizable structures
  • Eco-friendly production


Applications span industrial, energy, environmental, and biomedical uses:

  • Carbon capture and utilization
  • Hydrogen and natural gas storage
  • Air/water purification
  • Batteries and supercapacitors
  • Drug delivery
  • Antibacterial agents
  • Sensors
  • Catalysts

Commercialization has expanded significantly, with startups like Nuada, NuMat, MOFWORX bringing specialized MOF products to market across usage areas.


MOF Industry Drivers

  • Demand for energy-efficient gas capture, storage and separations
  • Need for eco-friendly porous materials
  • Rising R&D into MOF-based adsorbents, membranes, sensors
  • Government funding for carbon capture research


MOF Production Methods

  • Solvothermal synthesis
  • Microwave synthesis
  • Electrochemical synthesis
  • Spray drying

Facilitate tuning of parameters like pore size, shape, and metal/ligand components.

MOF Industry Challenges

  • Controlled large-scale fabrication
  • Processing into usable forms like membranes, coatings
  • Manufacturing costs
  • Stability improvements


MOF Industry Outlook

Global MOF market will exhibit strong growth as research translates into commercialization across key segments:

  • Carbon capture and utilization
  • Gas storage and separations
  • Catalysis and energy applications
  • Air/water purification
  • Advanced batteries and supercapacitors

MOFs are poised to become a versatile material platform enabling sustainability across energy, environmental, and industrial processes.