SEArcularMINE Final Event

The Project

TheSEArcularMINE project was built on the ancient and still widely used process of saltworks, where seawater goes through natural evaporation and crystallization in shallow basins. The resulting brine (bittern) contains high concentrations of valuable trace elements. The consortium successfully brought together leading experts from academia and industry to:

  • Develop sustainable and cost-effective technologies that contributed to securing European access to CRMs through a circular processing of the abundant bittern resources, and;
  • Pave the way for further development, ensuring wide adoption and acceptance.


The project's final event will be an opportunity for participants to enjoy captivating presentations detailing the SEArcularMINE project, participate in enriching discussions led by industry experts, and explore firsthand the innovative Trapani pilot plant, where researchers have been working to recover valuable minerals from saltwork bitterns!

Key Information

Programme Agenda

Date: 17th May, 2024

Location: Polo Universitario di Trapani, Lungomare Dante Alighieri, 2/4, 91016 Casa Santa TP Trapani, Sicily 

Event Details: Participants will follow the below agenda -

  • 10.00 Coffee & registration
  • 10.30 Main programme presentations and facilitated discussions
  • 13.30 Catered lunch
  • 15.00 Guided tours of the pilot plant and the opportunity to engage with project engineers
  • 17.00 Event closure



Reserve your space today by filling out the following form: Final Event Registration

If you have any questions, please email