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Brine sampling in Tunisia - Mare Alb Zarzis Saltworks

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 for a very successful visit to the Mare Alb Zarzis Saltworks to collect samples for analysis.  They were kindly welcomed and enjoyed a tour of the salt production site.

Zarzis saltworks, operated by the Mare Alb Company, is the largest sea salt plant in Tunisia and produces more than 700 000 tons of Sodium Chloride each year used by a variety of industries across Europe and beyond.  The Zarzis saltworks use a traditional, and environmentally sustainable, evaporation method of …

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Real Environmental Laboratory

Real Environmental Laboratory

Project partner SOSALT is excited to share photos of the progress of The Real Environment Laboratory (REL) currently in development within the natural reserve of Trapani and Paceco Saltworks in Sicily. This ancient building in the middle of saltworks is being renovated so that it can host a small laboratory with facilities capable of performing tests on the seawater brines/bitterns. 

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Raw Materials Information System

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 for raw materials to support EU-wide research on raw material flows

SEArcularMINE attended a workshop “Channelling knowledge from European projects into the RMIS”, learning about how our future results will be integrated into this KnowledgePlatform.
Thanks @EU_HaDEA for organising.

Link: https://rmis.jrc.ec.europa.eu/

 

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SEArcularMINE General Assembly

SEArcularMINE General Assembly

1st physical meeting

SEArcularMINE partners gathered in Palermo for their 4th General Assembly and the first in-person meeting since the start of the project in June 2020.  With COVID restrictions in place on the Università degli studi di Palermo (UNIPA) campus, fruitful presentations and discussions were hosted over 2 days in the beautiful Botanic Gardens of Palermo...

 

 

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SEArcularMINE at Raw Materials Week 2021, Brussels.

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 Week in Brussels this week. Explaining the work of the project to innovate a sustainable circular process to recover magnesium, lithium, cobalt, boron, strontium, gallium, germanium from seawater.

Raw Materials Week took place from 15 to 19 November 2021 as hybrid and online events, gathering a wide range of stakeholders discussing policies and initiatives in the field of raw materials. The 2021 Raw Materials Week centred around the eight annual High-level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on raw …

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LOOPS Webinar

LOOPS Webinar

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

LOOPS is a live webinar series organised by Veltha, an International Research Association, committed to spotlighting innovation in the field of circular economy.

Loops was launched with the aim of showcasing the innovative projects that have grown from Horizon 2020. Many of these aim at tackling the current challenges hampering a more sustainable and circular use of resources, in order to accelerate Europe’s transition to a greener and better society.

For this episode of Loops we wanted to dive into the world of Critical Raw …

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