Novel technologies
in seawater desalination plants to extract minerals and metals from seawater brines

Sea4Value brings together 16 partners from Spain, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Ukraine, Netherlands, Finland and Switzerland to develop and upscale technologies to sustainably mine raw materials from brines.

10 extracted minerals / metals

The main focus will be on separating, concentrating and crystallising Molybdenum, Magnesium, Scandium, Vanadium, Gallium, Boron, Indium, Lithium, Rubidium and Calcium.

10 technologies

Sea4Value will develop radical innovative technologies for pre-treatment, concentration, extraction, purification and crystallisation:


Nanofiltration membranes for monovalent and multivalent ions separation



Calcium precipitation


Advanced membrane crystallisation


Advanced multi-effect distillation

Selective Recovery

Ion-selective polymer inclusion membranes (PIM)

Selective Recovery

Electrodialysis with bipolar membranes (EDBP)

Selective Recovery

3D-printed adsorption modules

Selective Recovery

Ionic liquid solvent extraction

Selective Recovery

Binary extractant solvent extraction

Selective Recovery

Synergic solvent extraction combined with Solvometallurgy

Selective Recovery

Non-Dispersive solvent extraction (NDSX)

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Calcium extraction method

Calcium precipitation

Selective Recovery

Rubidium extraction method

Molybdenum extraction methods

Lithium extraction methods

Indium extraction methods

Boron extraction methods

Gallium extraction method

Vanadium extraction methods

Scandium extraction method