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.

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 improving 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 progresses towards the commissioning of the pilot unit in 2023

LIFE INDESAL partners gathered in Barcelona, Spain, on 19 April 2023 for the first monitoring meeting…

LIFE INDESAL Technical meeting in Santander (Spain)

On 22 and 23 February 2023, a face-to-face technical meeting of the European project LIFE INDESAL…

ACCIONA leads a pioneering initiative for integrated and sustainable production of water, energy and resources in desalination

The solution will be easily scaled-up after being demonstrated, by ACCIONA, in the Leading Experimental Accelerator…


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