Producing any MOF at the speed, scale and quality you require.

novoMOF is a technology company in the field of advanced materials with focus on synthesis and production of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).

Our improved continuous process technology allows the production of metal-organic frameworks:

  • In large quantities
  • In a cost-efficient and scalable manner
  • While ensuring consistent high quality
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Producing any MOF at the speed, scale and quality you require.

novoMOF is a technology company in the field of advanced materials with focus on synthesis and production of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).

Our improved continuous process technology allows the production of metal-organic frameworks:

  • In large quantities
  • In a cost-efficient and scalable manner
  • While ensuring consistent high quality

WHAT ARE MOFS?

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are the fastest growing class of materials in chemistry today. These advanced materials can be compared with sponges, being able to take-up, hold and release molecules from the pores.

With a highly-ordered framework of pores, metal-organic frameworks exhibit the largest surface areas per gram known to man – one gram of MOF can have a surface area comparable to a FIFA soccer field. But this is not the only reason for the growing engagement of industries and academia towards metal-organic frameworks. The building blocks of the framework – metals and linkers – can be combined in almost infinite ways to create novel materials. By tuning the composition of the MOF, various „functionalities“ can be incorporated, that can be employed in various industrial sectors and for many applications.

Find out about the various functionalities of MOFs below!

Success stories of MOFs:

Battery:
Metal-organic frameworks find use in electronic devices such as batteries and powerbanks. MOFs are employed to fabricate novel electrodes and electrolyte composites. Charging times of such batteries are reduced to minutes. For instance, an iPhone could be fully charged in less than 10 minutes with a battery based on MOFs.

Automotive and toxic gas storage:
Due to their low densities while offering high surface areas, MOFs are employed for gas storage such as natural gas or toxic gases (e.g. arsine). The gas molecules are stacked inside the pores and interact with the surface of the pores. This additional adsorption effect inside the pores increases significantly the amount of gas that is stored in a gas container.

Shelf life of fruits and vegetable:
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are used as adsorbents and release system for food preservatives. The food quality and lifetime of packaged food can be prolonged and food waste consequently reduced by MOF-based packaging solutions.

FUNCTIONALITIES

A WIDE VARIETY OF FUNCTIONALITIES ARE POSSIBLE

  • Gas and Liquid Adsorption
  • Removal of toxic and hazardous chemicals
  • Heat transformation (e.g. adsorption heat pumps)
  • Drug Delivery
  • Respiratory systems (e.g. gas masks)
  • Water treatment
  • Gas storage
  • Compressed gases (e.g. natural gas, hydrogen, etc.)
  • Toxic and reactive gas systems
  • Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS)
  • Conductivity
  • Electronics
  • Batteries (e.g. electrodes, electrolytes, etc.)
  • Optoelectronic devices (e.g. solar cells)
  • Additives
  • Food
  • Quality control
  • Food storage
  • Shelf life management
  • Catalysis
  • Catalytic support and immobilization
  • Encapsulation
  • Improved selectivity and activity
  • Sensoring and Detection
  • Gas/vapor and small molecule detection
  • Luminescence (e.g. scintillation)
  • Medical diagnostics
  • Explosive detection
  • Gas Treatment
  • Separation (e.g. hydrocarbons, CO2, O2, H2, NH3, H2S, toxics, etc.)
  • Purification
  • Impurity and odor removal
  • Filtering (e.g. molecular sieves)
  • Textile upgrading
  • Additives
  • Personal protection
  • Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense
  • Gas and Liquid Adsorption
  • Removal of toxic and hazardous chemicals
  • Heat transformation (e.g. adsorption heat pumps)
  • Drug Delivery
  • Respiratory systems (e.g. gas masks)
  • Water treatment
  • Gas storage
  • Compressed gases (e.g. natural gas, hydrogen, etc.)
  • Toxic and reactive gas systems
  • Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS)
  • Conductivity
  • Electronics
  • Batteries (e.g. electrodes, electrolytes, etc.)
  • Optoelectronic devices (e.g. solar cells)
  • Additives
  • Food
  • Quality control
  • Food storage
  • Shelf life management
  • Catalysis
  • Catalytic support and immobilization
  • Encapsulation
  • Improved selectivity and activity
  • Sensoring and Detection
  • Gas/vapor and small molecule detection
  • Luminescence (e.g. scintillation)
  • Medical diagnostics
  • Explosive detection
  • Gas Treatment
  • Separation (e.g. hydrocarbons, CO2, O2, H2, NH3, H2S, toxics, etc.)
  • Purification
  • Impurity and odor removal
  • Filtering (e.g. molecular sieves)
  • Textile upgrading
  • Additives
  • Personal protection
  • Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense

TECHNOLOGY

Continuous-flow processing allows us the efficient and flexible production from multigrams to kilograms – scalable anytime depending on your need. Our unique process design with improved heat management system enables us to produce MOFs with consistent quality – independent of scale.

Quality and efficiency are results of novoMOF’s unique process technology. Our process design allows to produce metal-organic frameworks (MOFs):

  • In large quantities
  • In a cost-efficient and scalable manner
  • While ensuring consistent high quality

Tuned Heat Management

Continuous Flow Design

WHY novoMOF?

WHAT OUR TECHNOLOGY CAN DO FOR YOU:

  • Leverage your competitive advantage by accessing large quantities of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).
  • Scale your business activities with a cost-effective MOF-supply.
  • Ensure your product quality at any scale.

We work with leaders across different industries that enter markets with products based on metal-organic frameworks or wish to drive innovation through functionalities of MOFs.

SOLUTION PROCESS

SELECTION

Based on your MOF application and our knowledge on functionalities, we identify together the metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) needed.

EXPAND INNOVATION
CAPABILITIES.

SYNTHESIS

We synthesize any custom metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) that were selected or are specifically requested. You can test them for your application.

SAVE TIME AND RESOURCES.

PRODUCTION

We scale our production of your metal-organic framework according to your needs from grams to kilograms. You can leverage your application.

FOCUS ON MARKET ENTRY OF
YOUR PRODUCT.

COMPANY

We are located in the heart of Switzerland‘s industry canton Aargau. In proximity of the Paul Scherrer Institut, the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland, we have access to latest technology and highly qualified personnel.
The team from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) has profound synthetic and technology expertise and is supported by a distinguished set of scientific advisors and board members.

Daniel Steitz

CEO & Co-founder

MSc ETH in Chemical and
Bioengineering

Daniel Steitz is co-founder and CEO of novoMOF AG. He holds a master degree in Chemical and Bioengineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Science and Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) and has been working in the group of Professor Jeroen A. van Bokhoven. Before incorporating novoMOF AG, Daniel worked at the Paul Scherrer Institute on metal-organic frameworks under the supervision of Dr. Marco Ranocchiari. Since February 2017, Daniel is in charge of managing the PSI-spinoff.

Dr. Gerald Bauer

CTO

Ph.D. EPFL in Chemistry
MSc in Technical Chemistry

Gerald Bauer is CTO of novoMOF AG. He received his MSc in Technical Chemistry at the TU in Vienna under joint supervision of Prof. Karl Kirchner, UT Vienna, and Prof. Kazushi Mashima, University of Osaka. Subsequently, he joined the lab of Prof. Xile Hu at EPFL investigating organo-metallic iron complexes in coupling reactions, for which he was awarded his PhD in 2015. Since 2016, Gerald is working at the Paul Scherrer Institute utilising metal-organic frameworks in catalytic reactions. Gerald is in charge of process development and MOF synthesis.

Daniel Steitz

CEO & Co-founder

MSc ETH in Chemical and
Bioengineering

Daniel Steitz is co-founder and CEO of novoMOF AG. He holds a master degree in Chemical and Bioengineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Science and Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) and has been working in the group of Professor Jeroen A. van Bokhoven. Before incorporating novoMOF AG, Daniel worked at the Paul Scherrer Institute on metal-organic frameworks under the supervision of Dr. Marco Ranocchiari. Since February 2017, Daniel is in charge of managing the PSI-spinoff.

Dr. Gerald Bauer

CTO

Ph.D. EPFL in Chemistry
MSc in Technical Chemistry

Gerald Bauer is CTO of novoMOF AG. He received his MSc in Technical Chemistry at the TU in Vienna under joint supervision of Prof. Karl Kirchner, UT Vienna, and Prof. Kazushi Mashima, University of Osaka. Subsequently, he joined the lab of Prof. Xile Hu at EPFL investigating organo-metallic iron complexes in coupling reactions, for which he was awarded his PhD in 2015. Since 2016, Gerald is working at the Paul Scherrer Institute utilising metal-organic frameworks in catalytic reactions. Gerald is in charge of process development and MOF synthesis.

Scientific advisors

Prof. Dr. Jeroen A. van Bokhoven

Professor for Heterogeneous Catalysis, Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, ETH Zurich
Head of Laboratory for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry (LSK), Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI)

Dr. Marco Ranocchiari

Group Leader of Laboratory for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry (LSK), Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI)
Ph.D. Homogeneous Catalysis, ETH Zurich

Dr. Marco Taddei

MSCA Fellow, Swansea University
Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, Università degli Studi di Perugia

Board

Peter Stähli

Andreas Hürlimann

Wilhelm Steitz

Timo Steitz

Peter Stähli

Andreas Hürlimann

Wilhelm Steitz

Timo Steitz

Support

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