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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Brine sampling in Tunisia - Mare Alb Zarzis Saltworks

Team members from Tunisian SEArcularMINE partner National Engineering School of Gabes(ENIG), travelled south along the coast last week …

Real Environmental Laboratory

Project partner SOSALT is excited to share photos of the progress of The Real Environment Laboratory (REL) currently in development …

Raw Materials Information System

Raw materials are essential for the sustainable and sound functioning Europe’s industries.  The RMIS is the EC’s web-based knowledge platform …

SEArcularMINE General Assembly

SEArcularMINE partners gathered in Palermo for their 4th General Assembly and the first in-person meeting since the start of the …

SEArcularMINE at Raw Materials Week 2021, Brussels.

Serena Randazzo, from project partner UNIPA,  presented an introduction to SEArcularMINE at the Critical Raw Materials event at Raw Materials …

LOOPS Webinar

SEArcularMINE was delighted to participate in the first episode of the second series of LOOPs.

LOOPS is a live webinar …

WP6 - update

WP6 - update

A Reverse Electrodialysis stack has been shipped by project partners SUEZ to Palermo and has been safely received by project …

2021 Sampling Campaign - Portugal

The SEArcularMINE sampling campaign continues this season across the Mediterranean Basin.    Project Partners iBET, based in Lisbon, returned to the …

Update on SEArcularMINE Salt Sampling Campaign

As part of Work Package 2, SEArcularMINE partners are looking for ways to improve the extraction of salt and other …

Investigating crystallization of Magnesium Hydroxide

SEArcularMINE partners UNIPA have made good progress in their research on crystallization (part of WP3). Focusing on crystallization of Magnesium …

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