Copper-based metal-organic framework (MOF-199, also known as Cu-BTC and HKUST-1) materials were successfully synthesized by hydrothermal method using renewable straight-chain fatty alcohol with eight carbon chain length (i.e. octyl alcohol). The addition of palm oil derived fatty alcohol (PODFA) was suggested to act as porogen (structure directing agent) that aided the particle formation and flexible porous structure. This synthesis approach was environmental-friendly and sustainable by utilizing the fatty alcohols originated from biomass such as palm oil. The resulting MOF-199 materials exhibited single crystalline octahedral morphology structure by X-ray diffraction analyses and SEM images. The optimum ratio of octyl alcohol exhibited well-defined single octahedral particles at size range of ca. 10-50 μm and reduced byproduct formation of cuprous oxide at high temperature synthesis. The nature of MOF-199 having apparently high surface area, high pore volume and low density provided the possibility in carbon capture storage. The CO2 adsorption capacity of MOF-199 investigated using high pressure volumetric analyser (HPVA-II) at ambient temperature (i.e. 25 °C) was found to be at maximum working capacity.