About the Project

SEArcularMINE will prototype an innovative integrated process aimed at recovering energy and critical raw materials such as magnesium, lithium, rubidium and other trace elements, from waste brines in Mediterranean basin saltworks. The project will target very low energy consumption, alongside using novel technology to generate electricity from salinity gradients of seawater. The circular approach maximises resource efficiency and economic viability.

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Assessing the resources available in saltworks

SEArcularMINE project partners have made great progress with characterising bitterns from 15 saltworks located in 8 countries in the Mediterranean …

Women in Science

In celebration of International Women in Science Day, we are proud to recognize the talented women who are applying …

Progress with preparation and characterisation of lithium selective membranes

SEArcularMINE project partners, Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnologica (IBET) presented their research at the International Congress on Membranes & …

2nd General Assembly

The second SEArcularMINE General Assembly was held online 2-3 December 2020. 47 partners shared updates on their work and collaborations, …

Collaboration with SEA4value and REWAISE

Communicating the necessity, impact and economic potential of harnessing our seas as a sustainable mineral resource is a crucial part …

Brine sampling in the Adriatic - Solana Pag, Croatia

Brine sampling in the Adriatic - Solana Pag, Croatia

North of Zadar, the island of Pag in Croatia has a history of sea salt production that spans thousands of …

Brine sampling in the Adriatic  - Soline Pridelava, Slovenia

Brine sampling in the Adriatic - Soline Pridelava, Slovenia

Located in Sečovlje Salina Nature Park along the Slovene-Croatian border traditional salt production has survived from the 14th century

Brine sampling in the Adriatic - Solana Nin, Croatia

SEArcularMINE project partners and collaborators within WP2 have been busy collecting and processing samples from saltwork sites in Croatia and …

Brine sampling in Sicily

As part of WP2 Fabrizio Vicari (ResourSEAs) worked with project partners SOSALT to complete brine sampling collections at the Trapani …

Innovative circular and sustainable process to advance the extraction of critical raw materials from seawater

SEArcularMINE, a €6 million Research and Innovation project funded under EU Horizon 2020, officially launched its activities, working towards developing …

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