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Development of radical innovations to recover minerals and metals from seawater desalination brines

Project description

Converting seawater desalination plants into raw material mines

Brine mining involves the extraction of valuable minerals and metals from a naturally occurring salt solution, such as seawater and surface water. For instance, it is the most common method of lithium recovery. The EU-funded SEA4VALUE project will develop a multi-mineral modular brine mining process for the recovery of valuable metals and minerals from brines produced in seawater desalination plants. The project will prove the feasibility of next generation concentration, separation and crystallisation technologies for the recovery of Mg, B, Sc, In, V, Ga, Li, Rb, Mo and set the basis for their assimilation in existing and future treatment plants. Backed by a consortium representing the entire value chain – from the water infrastructure operator to the processing industry – the project will upscale ten innovative technologies.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2019-2
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Coordinator

FUNDACIO EURECAT
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 986 062,50

Participants (16)

FCC AQUALIA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 836 781,25
Address
Calle Federico Salmon 13
28016 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BASF SE

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 16 650
Address
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 490 537,50
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DELLA CALABRIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 336 250
Address
Via Pietro Bucci 7/11/B
87036 Arcavacata Di Rende
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 647 562,50
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DNIPROVSKIJ DERGAVNIJ TECHNICHNIJ UNIVERSITET
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 157 000
Address
Dniprobudivska Street 2A
51918 Kamianske
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SEALEAU BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 449 125
Address
Rotterdamseweg 183 C
2629 HD Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 434 000
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECNICAS REUNIDAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 547 250
Address
Calle Arapiles 14
28015 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO LUT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 513 500
Address
Yliopistonkatu 34
53850 Lappeenranta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 669 537,24
Address
Theodor Heuss Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN DESALINATION SOCIETY
Italy
EU contribution
€ 131 625
Address
Via Alvaro Del Portillo 21
00128 Roma
Activity type
Other
ASOCIACION CATALANA PARA LA INNOVACION Y LA INTERNACIONALIZACION DEL SECTOR DEL AGUA, CATALAN WATER PARTNERSHIP (CWP)
Spain
EU contribution
€ 142 095
Address
Carrer Pic De Peguera, 15
17003 Girona
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN SCIENCE COMMUNICATION INSTITUTE (ESCI) GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 377 375
Address
Lindenstrasse 87
26123 Oldenburg
Activity type
Other
OMYA INTERNATIONAL AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 122 600
Address
Baslerstrasse 42
4665 Oftringen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WATER & ENERGY INTELLIGENCE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 137 785,26
Address
Rotterdamseweg 183C
2629 HD Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)