Come mith us at MIX.E – The low-carbon energy mix event in Lyon!

Come mith us at MIX.E – The low-carbon energy mix event in Lyon!

Our project exhibited at MIX.E – the low-carbon energy mix event, in the “Europe in Action” section devoted to EU-funded projects, held at the Cité internationale in Lyon, France, on April 10 and 11, 2024!

Represented by Damien Serret from our project partner, TEMISth (Technology leader for high performances thermal systems), this event was a great opportunity to promote collaborative projects that help accelerate Europe’s transition to clean energy and decarbonization by bringing cutting-edge technologies to market in energy-intensive industries, renewable energies, green hydrogen, energy storage and more!

Energy specialist, manufacturers, local and regional authorities, researchers, funders & institutions: on the way to systems that are more autonomous, efficient and sustainable, but also – and the word is in everyone’s minds – more virtuous…

The DESOLINATION project presented at Advanced prototyping solutions meetings 2024!

The DESOLINATION project presented at Advanced prototyping solutions meetings 2024!

On April 9 and 10, our project was presented by our partner, TEMISth, at the 12th edition of the Business Convention for 3D printing, additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping and product development held at the Double Mixte convention center in Lyon (France), as part of the APS (Advanced prototyping solutions) meetings.

Represented by Jean-Michel HUGO, CEO of our project partner, TEMISTh (Technology leader for high performances thermal systems), this event was an excellent opportunity to promote the DESOLINATION project and to present their advanced manufacturing solutions for thermal management, as well as CNC and FSW additive assembly.

On Wednesday morning, Jean-Michel gave a talk on “Additive manufacturing applied to energy efficiency: the use case of the H2020 DESOLINATION project”.



Zoom on the event…

The Business Meetings dedicated to Additive Manufacturing in France offers suppliers the opportunity to connect with Contractors from various sectors such as aerospace, defense, automotive, electronic, rail, medical…

With its unique concept based on pre-selected and pre-planned 40 minutes BtoB meetings, APS Meetings is the most efficient way for businesses to network and engage cooperation: from equipment acquisition to R&D and Engineering services, through additive manufacturing and prototyping sub-contracting services, including raw material supply.

Zoom on TEMISTh…

Since 12 years TEMISTh supports big companies in the developmement of innovatives solutions from the design and the simulation of a complex physics to the manufacturing of prototypes and small series of heat exchangers, heat sink or cold plates.

Their team gather experts in CFD simulation, from air flow to supercritical heat transfer ; FEA for mechanical analysis ; heat exchanger design ; advanced manufacturing and experimental measurements.

TEMISTh is also developing its own solution such as heat recovery for sCO2 brayton cycle.

ENLIT Europe 2023 – the DESOLINATION project was exhibiting at the energy forum!

ENLIT Europe 2023 – the DESOLINATION project was exhibiting at the energy forum!

From November 28 to 30, the DESOLINATION project had the opportunity to exhibit at #EnlitEurope 2023, an end-to-end, inclusive and ever-growing forum addressing all aspects of the energy agenda in Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.

An excellent opportunity for our EU-funded projects (participating in programmes such as Horizon Europe, Life and CEF), to showcase our achievements and results to energy investors and other stakeholders, enabling a basis for discussion for the implementation of sustainable measures in the field of energy transition.

Our team, represented by Damien Serret from TEMISTh, Lola Mosseri-Lefebvre and Solène Fovelle from Euroquality, was delighted to meet partner organisations from various EU-funded projects at Enlit Europe 2023 and tell them more about how additive manufacturing can help improve energy efficiency to save CO2 and produce fresh water at 📍𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝟳. 𝟮.𝗛𝟴𝟬-𝟮𝟬 (Pavilion 7 – Entrance A2).

On the third floor, in the Decarbonation section, our project partner Aalborg CSP A/S, represented by Miguel Herrador Moreno, also took the opportunity to promote the project and explain its role as responsible for overseeing the development of the plant’s concentrated solar power (CSP) desalination system.

Having developed the first desalination system powered by concentrated solar power, Aalborg CSP A/S is responsible for overseeing and supporting the development of the plant to ensure its industrial potential for post-project use.

During the Hub Sessions, the projects participating in the EU Projects Zone will share our best practices, findings and technologies.

29 Nov 2023

EU Projects Zone Hub – Theatre 2 (Hall 7.2)

EU Projects – ETIPs Forum

On Wednesday, DESOLINATION, represented by Damien Serret from project partner TEMISth, took part in a hub session promoted by the ETIPs FORUM focusing on the role of Research & Innovation (R&I) in the deployment of renewable energies (RES) and enhanced energy storage capacities.

An interactive discussion will brainstorm and debate possible ways to promote the market uptake of key energy technologies pivotal for increasing RES share at the European and national levels and to ensure that Member States align with the latest EU policy requirements.

The debate will see the participation of ETIP Hydropower, ETIP Bioenergy and Batteries Europe, the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA), and the European project Energetic.


Launched in 2017, The EU Projects Zone has welcomed a growing number of EU funded projects showcasing their findings at our annual Conference and Exhibition, involving hundreds of partners and contributing to an engaging programme.

Membrane Desalination 2023 (MEMDES2023)

Membrane Desalination 2023 (MEMDES2023)

Join the DESOLINATION project partners at the 6th International Conference on Desalination using Membrane Technology in Sitges (Spain) from 19th to 22nd November 2023 to discuss the latest developments in desalination using membrane technology!

Three of our project partners Nadin Al-Jariry, Jonas Hedlund from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, Muhammad Suleman from Lund University, and Irena Petrinić, Ross D. Jansen-van Vuuren, Thomas Luxbacher, and Hermina Bukšek from the University of Maribor, had the opportunity to present our project to leading academic researchers, scientists and engineers from the membrane desalination sector and associated industries, as well as to representatives of governmental organizations, international agencies and aid organizations.

The Univeristy of Maribor presented ‘Thermo-responsive Polyalkylene Glycol-based draw solutions for forward osmosis in seawater desalination‘ as a poster contribution. 

Together with Lund University, they also gave an oral presentation focusing on ‘Modeling forward osmosis-membrane distillation hybrid process for seawater desalination: flux prediction and process optimization‘ co-prepared by Suleman Muhammad, Al-Rudainy Basel, Petrinić Irena, and Frank Lipnizki.

Presentation extracted from the event website

Growing population, changing climate and increasing urbanisation require increasing freshwater supply and the sustainable water usage for industries and agriculture is of top priority. One of the most viable solutions is to tap from the seawater and wastewater. Membrane technologies have been established as the golden standard for desalination to address the global deficit for clean water. However, it is still expensive, which is one of the main obstacles for prevalent adoption of membranes.

Innovation is key to reduce the energy consumption and the total cost. This can be advanced by developing high performance reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration (NF) membranes, robust module and process design, as well as other novel desalination technologies. We have seen promise in breaking the permselectivity trade-off using state-of-the-art nanomaterials. Biomimetic single ion channel and artificial water channel have shown exciting results in bench tests. The Sixth International Conference on Membrane Desalination 2023 (MEMDES 2023) is the dedicated forum to disseminate the cutting-edge research and development in this regard.

Soós Ernő International Scientific Conference (VSZI’23)

Soós Ernő International Scientific Conference (VSZI’23)

After presenting the ‘Implementation of thermo-responsive polyalkylene glycol-based draw solutions in the forward osmosis process‘ (co-prepared by I. Petrinić, N. Jančič, and H. Bukšek) at Soós Ernő’s international scientific conference on Water and wastewater treatment in the industry in 2022 (VSZI’22), our project partner, the University of Maribor, is back with a new presentation for the 2023 edition!

Irena Petrinić, Ross D. Jansen-van Vuuren, Ana Ambrož, Thomas Luxbacher, and Hermina Bukšek, from the University of Maribor (DESOLINATION partner) gave an oral presentation focusing on ‘Thermo-responsive PAG based commercial draw solutions for forward osmosis‘ at Soós Ernő 2023 (VSZI’23) organised by the Soós Ernő Research and Development Center, University of Pannonia Nagykanizsa – University Center for Circular Economy and the Foundation for Higher Education of Kanizsa.

The production of clean drinking water is also a priority in countries with abundant water resources and growing solvent demand. The main goal of the research center, founded in 2014, is to carry out international researches in the field of water purification and water treatment, by using the research results and experience in water purification and water treatment in the Nagykanizsa region which is based on decades of history. It is also of utmost importance for us to train specialists who are able to solve various water and waste water treatment problems in industries and public utilities.

In order to support this goal and provide the future professionals, talent management is needed. Elementary and high school students can have the insight into the work of the research center as we offer them lectures, open lab sessions and summer camps, all promoting natural sciences.

The annual Soós Ernő International Scientific Conference, through the presentations and discussions of scientific and industrial professionals in the field of water and waste water treatment, will allow knowledge sharing, networking and exchange of experience which are essential for development,

SolarPACES 2023

SolarPACES 2023

What an excellent opportunity for H2020 DESOLINATION to present its work yesterday at the 29th SolarPACES conference in Sidney on thermal desalination through froward osmosis coupled with CO2-mixture power cycles for CSP (concentrated solar power) applications.

The event brought together an international network of researchers and industrial experts in the development and commercialization of Concentrated Solar thermal systems and Solar Chemistry Technologies.

Represented by its coordinator Politecnico di Milano (Giampaolo Manzolini) and its partners, King Saud University (Hany Al-Ansary) and the University of Derby (Christopher Sansom), H2020 DESOLINATION (funded by CINEA – European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency) was presented at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday in the Solar Industrial Process Heat and Thermal Desalination room.