Autumn 2021 | ZERO BRINE Approaches Its Conclusion

Autumn 2021 | ZERO BRINE Approaches Its Conclusion 900 506 ZERO BRINE

Newsletter #6  |  AUTUMN 2021


ZERO BRINE’s final year has been an exciting period for the project, with all four pilot plants having successfully concluded.

As the results come to the forefront, now is the time to share the work that has been accomplished on the success of the ZERO BRINE technology, the research that has happened, and the impacts that our work has had.

Discover the latest project updates and be sure to join us at our last events including our Final Forum!

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ZERO BRINE’s Final Forum will be held as part of Amsterdam International Water Week.

ZERO BRINE will host an expert panel at AIWW on 2 November 2021. This digital event will be in addition to the full-day Final Forum being held in Delft on 4 November 2021.

Both events will be available via Livestream, with the possibility of in-person attendance (subject to further COVID-19 developments).



On 22 September and 29 September, two interactive workshops lead by circular economy experts will discuss how to accelerate social acceptance for circularity, drawing from ZERO BRINE. The workshop will focus on key drivers of social acceptance including technological infrastructure, sustainability impact, and supporting business models. General challenges in communicating circular solutions, and their impact on the three key drivers of social acceptance will also be discussed.






The project’s final pilot plant in Turkey has successfully closed operations, marking the conclusion of the ZERO BRINE pilot sites. Read our latest report on the optimisation of the pilot here >>.


EU Green Week

ZERO BRINE hosted two events as part of EU Green Week 2021. The press briefing was attended by journalists from across Europe, with presentations from Panagiotis Balabanis (DG RTD), Dr Dimitris Xevgenos (SEALEAU) and Dr Selda Murat (TUBITAK). 

> Watch press briefing

The Silesian University of Technology also hosted a training session as part of EU Green Week on how we can reduce the environmental impacts of industrial saline wastewater.

> Watch online training



In addition to the training held in Poland, the project has held online training sessions in Italy, Spain and Turkey. Training sessions have now taken place in five different languages across as many countries.

Turkish Trainings

TUBITAK presented two trainings for public authorities and for companies, focusing on how salt and water recovery can contribute to sustainable production.

> View the presentations
> Training for companies
> Training for public authorities

Spanish Training

In June EURECAT, FACSA and IQE organised a training on the emerging market of resource recovery. They explain reclaimed minerals are can help industries that want to reduce their costs and work more sustainably.

> View presentations
> Watch training

Italian Training

The team from UNIPA presented practical insights into the technology behind the successful pilot plant at Evides water plant in Rotterdam, while bring together brine users and brine producers to show the added value of recovered minerals from wastewater.

> View presentations
> Watch the training


Industrial Emissions Directive Policy Brief

Urban Wastewater Treatment Policy Brief

We have released two policy briefs on the Industrial Emissions Directive and the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive. These policy briefs outline the added value of the ZERO BRINE project, while also giving key policy recommendations. These policy briefs come in addition to our Core Policy Brief and Zero Pollution Policy Brief.

Polish Pilot Plant: Technology Video

The project has developed a detailed guide to the technology used at our Polish pilot plant, and how this can be used to recover valuable resources from coal mine wastewater.

> Watch the video

Turkish Pilot Plant: Digital Journey

Due to COVID-19 the project was unable to host an in-person visit to our pilot plant in Turkey. Instead, we created a digital journey through the plant.

> Take the digital journey

Latest Deliverables

Recent Publications

Visit the latest conference proceedings, peer-reviewed articles, and other ZERO BRINE publications on CORDIS.

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Is your company a brine producer, mineral user or technology provider?
Register to the Online Brine Platform and join the 2600+ companies seeking circular business opportunities! Watch our video below to learn how you can register.

Brine Excellence Centres

The 5 BECs (NL, ES, PL, IT, GR) host analytical/measuring instruments, bench-scale technologies, and industrial pilot scale technologies for brine owners to test technically and economically feasible brine solutions. Learn more>>

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Coordinated by TU DELFT, the innovation project ZERO BRINE advances circular economy business model solutions to reduce industrial saline wastewater streams by recovering and reusing the minerals and water from the brine in other industries. ZERO BRINE is funded by the European Union’s H2020 Research and Innovation Program and includes 20 partners from research institutes, SMEs, construction companies, and end-users from 10 countries across Europe.

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ir. J.R. Moll
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The ZERO BRINE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research  and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 730390.

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