The enormous surface area characteristics of MOFs make them ideal for gas storage. Various applications are already implemented at pilot stage.
Improves transport and decentralized storage tanks can hold more gas if they are loaded with MOFs due to the affinity for large surfaces.
Mobility:Natural gas burns cleaner than oil derivatives and gas resources are abundant. The US administration has set a goal for energy autonomy based on the large shale gas resources in North America.
Converting conventional combustion engines to operate with gas is technically simple.
MOFs allow to increase the gas volume per tank load under constant pressure conditions and allow larger autonomy for gas-driven vehicles.