Your strategic partner for innovative
MOF-based solutions

novoMOF focuses on the development, the production and the commercialization of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). These highly porous adsorbents offer competitive solutions to global problems such as carbon capture, water scarcity, and food waste.


A core focus of novoMOF is Carbon Capture

We’re pioneering a revolutionary solution to fight CO₂ emissions using Metal-Organic Frameworks, or MOFs. Our materials are a game-changer for both the climate and businesses.

Join us in creating a greener, more sustainable future. Reach out to novoMOF today to empower your business success with CO₂ capture.

Solution Process



Your business challenges drive us in the identification of the right MOFs.



You receive synthesized MOFs at the highest quality.

You can test them for your application.



You benefit from support in optimizing the performance of your process.



You leverage your commercial application with us, your trusted supply partner.

We scale production according to your needs from grams to tons.



You leverage the added value from MOFs for your business success.


You benefit from high-quality MOFs, application-specific performance data, and on-target program execution.


You gain access to cutting-edge MOF technology and the latest developments from our expert team.


You leverage our MOF innovation from the laboratory to industrial scale.


You benefit from the fastest growing material class that has ever existed in chemistry.


You gain access to leading MOF researchers and market players.
Daniel Steitz
Founder & CEO
Timo Steitz
Co-Founder & Strategic Business Development
Alessandro Brevi
Vice President of Business Development
Cristina Lendvai
Marketing Director
Anna Chomiak
Application Engineer
Ewa Banach
Materials Specialist


In our syngas conversion development efforts at Dow we have been investigating MOFs as catalyst precursors. In order to evaluate and compare our internal

Matthijs Ruitenbeek

– Senior R&D Manager The Dow Chemical Company

As the chief scientific officer, I am always scouting for new technology platforms to improve our products at Silent-Power AG. I’ve met novoMOF at a conference in

Dr. Reto Holzner

– Chief Scientific Officer econimo DRIVE

I had the opportunity to work with novoMOF AG on the scale up of one of our MOFs. Their production of a high-quality MOF at kilogram scale,

Dr. Omar M. Yaghi.

– Professor of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

novoMOF is a reliable partner for any organization seeking to scale up their metal-organic frameworks. As the principal investigator of our Atmospheric

David R. Moore, Ph.D.

– GE Research Executive Manager, Carbon Capture Technology Leader

Recent Posts

novoMOF Blog Blog about Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), their application and related industries.

  • Comparing Absorption and Adsorption in Carbon...
    on July 1, 2024 at 4:44 pm

    Point-source carbon capture technologies have emerged as a critical solution for combating climate change by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions released into the atmosphere. As nations around the world strive to meet ambitious emission reduction targets, carbon capture has become a focal point in the quest for sustainable energy practices. Among the many carbon capture methods, absorption and adsorption technologies stand out as promising ways to capture CO2 emissions from various industrial sources. Here, we delve into the world of carbon capture, with a particular focus on absorption and adsorption methods, and discuss their importance in shaping a greener future. Absorption: A Foundation in Carbon Capture Absorption-based technologies play a central role in carbon capture, providing an effective means of capturing CO2 from flue gases emitted by power plants, industrial facilities, and other sources. The process involves passing the CO2 rich gas stream through a liquid solvent, typically an amine solution, where the CO2 is chemically absorbed. The solvent, now loaded with CO2, is then processed to separate the captured CO2 for storage or utilization. Amines, such as monoethanolamine (MEA) and diethanolamine (DEA), are commonly used as absorbents due to their high affinity for CO2. These materials undergo reversible chemical reactions with CO2, facilitating effective capture and release processes. Absorption systems typically consist of absorbers, strippers, and regeneration units where the solvent is returned to the absorber for reuse. A significant advantage of absorption-based carbon capture is its maturity and widespread application in industrial settings. In addition, absorption systems can achieve high capture rate, making them attractive options for large-scale deployment. However, challenges such as solvent degradation, energy-intensive regeneration processes, and potential environmental impacts limit the widespread adoption of absorption technologies. Adsorption: Harnessing Porous Materials for Carbon Capture

  • Carbon Capture: Learning From the Past
    on May 23, 2024 at 10:40 am

    Throughout history, humanity has faced environmental challenges, each of which has provided valuable insights into our quest for sustainable coexistence with the planet. These environmental challenges have given us hints to tackling new ones. As we face the pressing issue of climate change caused by CO2 pollution, we must apply the lessons learned to develop solutions that address the root causes of emissions and reduce their impact. This blog discusses the role of carbon capture technologies in mitigating climate change. Learning from Past Environmental Challenges Mankind faces a spectrum of environmental challenges, many of which are directly related to human activity. From the devastation caused by acid rain and the hole in the ozone layer to the ubiquitous presence of plastic pollution in the oceans and the ongoing crisis of climate change caused by CO2 emissions, these issues highlight the impact of human actions on the planet.  Acid rain, caused primarily by emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, has been mitigated through a combination of regulatory enforcement and reductions in emissions of the chemicals that cause it. Regulations limit emissions by issuing allowances to power plants or companies, while further reductions are achieved through the use of scrubbers to capture sulfur and nitrogen compounds before they are released into the air. The use of catalytic converters in fossil-fuel vehicles also helps reduce emissions of chemicals that cause acid rain. The ozone hole issue has also been mitigated and the atmosphere is recovering. Ozone depletion was caused by the use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in aerosols and refrigerants, which react with ozone and cause it to break down. Similar to the problem of acid rain, the damage to the ozone layer was mitigated by the implementation of the Montreal Protocol, which phased out substances harmful to the ozone layer. In addition, CFCs were replaced with hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), which are less reactive with ozone than CFCs. Ultimately, the key takeaway from past environmental management successes is the importance of proactive and decisive action. By learning from our successes and applying similar strategies to unresolved challenges, we can work toward a more sustainable future. This will require political will, technological innovation, and individual responsibility to make meaningful change. Tackling Unresolved Challenges  

  • The sweet spot of MOFs for carbon capture
    on April 25, 2024 at 10:51 am

    Whilst global energy needs increase year after year and the quest for sustainable energy solutions is more pressing than ever, carbon capture technologies have emerged as indispensable tools in the fight against climate change. Traditional methods for carbon capture such as amine scrubbing are effective but energy-intensive and costly. As an emerging technology platform, the utilization of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) presents a revolutionary approach with the potential to significantly impact emissions reduction across various industries. Carbon Capture Technologies Carbon capture can be categorized into three categories based on CO2 concentration: Direct Air Capture at 420 ppm or 0.04 vol.% CO2 Post-combustion capture ranging between 1-20 vol.% CO2 Highly concentrated CO2 sources (biogas upgrading, steel production, etc.) with >20 vol.% CO2 Finding the Sweet Spot for MOF-based Adsorption  MOFs are crystalline materials consisting of metal ions or clusters connected by organic ligands, forming porous microstructures with high surface areas. MOFs present an attractive alternative due to their high selectivity, tunable pore structures, and low energy requirements for regeneration. The key to unlocking the full potential of MOFs for carbon capture lies in optimizing their properties to achieve the perfect balance between capacity, selectivity, and stability. Some strategies to tailor MOFs for enhanced CO2 adsorption include: Operational conditions for MOF-based systems vary depending on the specific application and the chosen adsorption process. MOFs have demonstrated effectiveness across a range of temperature, pressure, and CO2 concentration conditions. For instance, they have been successfully utilized in various adsorption processes such as Temperature Swing Adsorption (TSA), Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA), Vacuum Pressure Swing Adsorption (VPSA), and Temperature and Vacuum Swing Adsorption (TVSA). The table below shows typical conditions used in the above adsorption methods: These processes allow for tailored adjustments in operating conditions to achieve optimal performance. It's essential to consider the suitability of MOFs across different processes and conditions to maximize their effectiveness in CO2 capture applications. Stability and Regeneration: Ensuring the long-term stability and recyclability of MOFs is crucial for practical applications. MOFs with robust frameworks can withstand harsh operating conditions, such as high temperatures and chemical exposure. Additionally, designing MOFs with facile regeneration pathways enables efficient desorption and regeneration, minimizing energy consumption and operational costs. Functionalization: Introducing functional groups into MOF structures can enhance affinity and selectivity towards CO2. Functionalization allows the chemical interactions between the MOF surface and other molecules to be fine-tuned, leading to enhanced adsorption properties. Common functional groups include amino, hydroxyl, and carboxyl groups, which can form strong interactions with CO2 via chemisorption or physisorption mechanisms.  Pore Size Engineering: Controlling the size and geometry of pores within MOFs is crucial for maximizing carbon dioxide uptake. By precisely controlling the dimensions of the pores, researchers can optimize the adsorption capacity while minimizing diffusion limitations. Recent advancements in synthetic techniques have enabled the design of MOFs with tailored pore architectures, leading to significant improvements in carbon capture performance. Stability and Regeneration: Ensuring the long-term stability and recyclability of MOFs is crucial for practical applications. MOFs with robust frameworks can withstand harsh operating conditions, such as high temperatures and chemical exposure. Additionally, designing MOFs with facile regeneration pathways enables efficient desorption and regeneration, minimizing energy consumption and operational costs.    Success Story of MOF-Based Adsorption Technology Recent academic and industrial research has demonstrated the ability of MOF-based adsorption technology to capture CO2 from low-to-moderate concentration sources ranging from 1% to 20%, making MOFs particularly well-suited for capturing carbon dioxide from flue gases emitted by industrial processes such as aluminium or cement production as well as the power generation industry. MOFs' selective adsorption properties allow for efficient capture of CO2 even in the presence of other gases, ensuring high purity of captured carbon dioxide for storage or utilization. This successful example of applying the unique tunable properties of MOFs to a specific range of CO2 concentrations demonstrates the potential of MOFs to rise to the challenges posed by our need to combat climate change and reduce carbon emissions. In addition to their efficient capture of CO2 from low-to-moderate concentration streams, with their unique properties and versatility, MOFs offer a promising solution for emissions reduction across various industries such as biogas upgrading, natural gas purification, and Direct Air Capture, among others. As we continue to innovate and refine these technologies, further sweet spot applications of MOFs for carbon capture will become increasingly evident, offering hope for a greener, more environmentally conscious future. Please visit our previous blogs to learn more about the other applications and advantages of MOFs.

Daniel Steitz

Founder & CEO

Schedule a call
novoMOF AG | Untere Brühlstrasse 4 | CH-4800 Zofingen | Switzerland

Office Address


Phone No.


Email Address

Social Media