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.


A community that for 365-days a year collaborates and innovates to solve the most pressing issues in energy. Enlit vows to light the spark that will fuel the change we need to ensure our industry – and our planet – have the brightest possible future.

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.

Turbo Expo 2024 – Turbomachinery Technical Conference & ExpositionTurbo Expo 2024

Turbo Expo 2024 – Turbomachinery Technical Conference & ExpositionTurbo Expo 2024

Our project partners TEMISth and POLIMI are currently co-preparing the submission of an abstract for Turbo Expo in London, England, United Kingdom, June 24-28, 2024.

Turbo Expo Program Tracks include:

  • Gas, Steam and Wind Turbines, Microturbines, Turbochargers and Small Turbomachinery
  • Aircraft Engine
  • Ceramics
  • Coal, Biomass, Alternative Fuels
  • Cycle Innovations
  • ​Electric Power
  • Energy Storage
  • Fans & Blowers
  • Heat Transfer
  • ​Industrial and Cogeneration
  • Controls, Diagnostics, Instrumentation
  • Manufacturing Materials and Metallurgy
  • Oil and Gas Applications
  • Structures & Dynamics
  • Supercritical CO2 Power Cycle
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!

Our project partners Nadin Al-Jariry, Jonas Hedlund from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Luleå University of Technology and Muhammad Suleman from Lund University, will be presenting 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.

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.

Beyond above challenges, environmental concerns are also important for sustainable membrane desalination. Harvesting valuable resources from brine has been a new direction for desalination, by highlighting the critical importance of ion selective membranes. The organising committee welcomes contributions from all fields focusing on membrane desalination and associated issues either in fundamental or applied research and applications. This conference is also open to the representatives of government organisations, international agencies and aid organisations to inform governments and stakeholders on the key progress, research findings and newest development for strategic and policy reference.

Topics include:

      • Membrane-based pre-treatments (ultrafiltration, microfiltration)
      • Advanced chemical pre-treatment and post-treatment processes
      • Membrane desalination (reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, forward osmosis, pressure retarded osmosis)

      • Thermal desalination processes (membrane distillation and pervaporation)

      • Electrochemical systems for selective desalination and polishing (electrodialysis, capacitive deionisation)

      • Membrane fouling, scaling and mitigation

      • Advanced materials (biomimetic water, 2D membranes and ion channel membranes)

      • Emerging desalination and non-conventional water production technologies

      • Novel hybrid systems and intensification efforts

      • Spacers and modules design and hydrodynamics control

      • Brine/concentrate management and valorisation

      • Resources recovery from brine

      • Energy and sustainability, life cycle and economic evaluation

      • Membrane materials recycling and upcycling

      • Pandemic impact on desalination processes

      • R&D in desalination and commercial operation of membranes for desalination

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, Kind 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.