MOF Technologies Limited was founded in August 2012 and is based around the core technology developed over the past decade by Professor Stuart James, Chair of Inorganic Chemistry, Queen’s University Belfast. This innovative manufacturing process allows the environmentally friendly production of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for use in a wide range of applications including gas storage, gas filtration, industrial separations and heat transformation processing.
MOF Technologies has won the Northern Ireland Science Park’s 25K Award for entrepreneurialism and over the subsequent years has been a finalist in numerous technology and business competitions including Seedcorn Business (2012), Shell Springboard (2013), Clean Equity Monaco (2013), Royal Society of Chemistry – Emerging Technologies (2014), Armourers & Brasiers (2015) and Cleantech innovate (2016). MOF Technologies has also secured numerous prestigious industrial and commercial grants from Invest Northern Ireland, The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and the European Horizon 2020 Fund. MOF Technologies was the first SME in Northern Ireland to secure EC funding, €1.2m, as part of the 2015 Horizon 2020 Research Programme.
MOF Technologies currently supplies seven different MOFs produced by their innovative manufacturing process. We are also currently upscaling our manufacturing process to produce both new MOFs and high quality, cost-effective MOFs to meet the growing market demand for these new materials. MOF Technologies also provides bespoke MOF synthesis and collaborative R&D to support the development of new applications.