DESAL+ LIVING LAB has been officially running since 2017 and there are several number of R&D&I projects and services done or in progress.
Macaronesian platform to increase excellence in R&D&i in water desalination and knowledge of the desalinated water-energy nexus (January 2017 – June 2021). Co-financed by
The project has the general objective of creating and consolidating a joint R&D&i platform in the Macaronesian region. The aim of this platform is to have an excellent, internationally recognised, research and infrastructure standards in the area of desalination, the water-energy nexus and the exclusive use of renewable energies. More information: https://www.desalinationlab.com/proyectodesal+/es/
Promoting Energy-water Nexus resource efficiency through Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (January 2019 – December 2021). Co-financed by
The EERES4WATER project aims to optimize the energy management of the integral water cycle in addition to implement technological innovations and articulate common policies -at institutional, technical and social levels- to increase energy efficiency and the use of renewable sources in processes and resources related to the integral water cycle, through the involvement of the public administration, universities, research centres, SMEs and business associations from the participating regions and beyond. More information: www.eeres4water.eu
Research and innovation towards the Excellence in Technological Efficiency, use of Renewable Energies, Emerging Technologies and Circular Economy in Desalination (October 2019 – September 2022). Co-financed by
The E5DES project will allow to increase and strengthen the R&D+i of international excellence, in a coordinated manner from the DESAL+ LIVING LAB Platform, in the search for projects and solutions in desalination. To this end, continuous improvement actions of technological and scientific capacities and external visibility will be carried out, supporting entrepreneurial ideas (startups) and providing innovative solutions in the strategic and priority research lines identified for the Macaronesian area. More information: https://www.desalinationlab.com/proyectoe5des/es
Service: Conception and definition of training modules in the framework of a training program in desalination for professionals and research staff
Enterprise or institution: Sociedad de Promoción Económica de Gran Canaria (SPEGC) del Cabildo de Gran Canaria
Type of service: Consultancy
Description: Description: The objective of this service is to develop a training program in desalination in order to count with specialists with high capacities in this sector.
Service: On line course “Desalination with renewable energies"
Enterprise or institution: ALADYR
Type of service: Training
Description: Exclusive edition for Latin America of the on-line ITC training course on “Desalination with renewable energy”, with the aim of providing students with the latest knowledge of the different existing technologies which involve the use of renewable energy to power
different desalination technologies.
Enterprise or institution: RAINMAKER
Type of service: Demo installation and monitoring
Description: Installation, testing and validation of an industrially viable W2W-wind/solar unit promoted by Rainmaker in the facilities of ITC. The demo allows to produce drinking water while using 100% renewable energy. Rainmaker has been co-funded by the SME Instrument (within Horizon 2020 programme) to test the prototype technology in the ITC facilities.
Service: A new integrated pump and energy recovery system
Enterprise or institution: GRUPO ELEMENT LAS PALMAS S.L.
Type of service: Demo installation
Year: Since 2018
Description: The Canarian company GRUPO ELEMENT LAS PALMAS S.L. is testing at the DESAL+ LIVING LAB facility a new integrated pump and energy recovery system in real conditions for desalination plants of small and medium capacity. The objective is to know the efficiency and robustness of the product before it enters its commercial phase.