Energy-efficient & circular desalination

LIFE INDESAL tackles the challenge of supplying safe freshwater from seawater, contributing to fight climate change and to the shift to the circular economy. The project aims to develop and demonstrate a novel integrated and circular seawater desalination solution with a low carbon footprint that produces multi-purpose desalinated water, renewable energy and resources simultaneously.

EN Co-funded by the EU_POS

The challenge

Water scarcity impacts 40% of the world’s population.

predicted increase in world water demand by 2050 (compared to 2000 levels).

of the world’s freshwater resources are available to meet water demands.

Alternative water sources, such as desalinated seawater, can relieve the pressure on overexploited resources, diversify our water supply, and improve water security.

The growth of desalinated water production is hindered by two main concerns: energy use, and brine disposal.

The LIFE INDESAL project addresses both through an integrated solution to seawater desalination by reverse osmosis (RO) that recovers energy and resources from generated brines.



LIFE INDESAL selected as best R&D project at the VI Water Innovation Day 

The VI Water Innovation Day, hosted by the Catalan Water Partnership (CWP) on 14 February 2024, showcased…

LMS RO Unit Installation & Ongoing Construction of RED and EDBM Pilot Plants

ACCIONA, the project coordinator for LIFE INDESAL, started 2024 with a significant milestone by installing the…

LIFE INDESAL at the 11th World Congress of Chemical Engineering

LIFE INDESAL partner University of Cantabria (UC) participated in the 11th World Congress of Chemical Engineering…


IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition

The International Water Association (IWA) World Water Congress & Exhibition will take place on 11-15 August…


The EUROMEMBRANE 2024 event will take place on 8-12 September in Prague, Czech Republic. It is…

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