The MIDES project aims to revolutionise desalination by developing a sustainable low-energy process of producing safe drinking water, using Microbial Desalination Cells (MDC).

See the MIDES Project objectives

Work Packages

The project is being implemented by participation of partners in 9 defined Work Packages that are designed to lead to the development of the MDC technology and demonstration at designated sites.

See the MIDES Work Packages


The € 7.9 million project, co-financed by the EU Horizon 2020 programme, comprises an international consortium of 12 companies and research organisations from 8 countries. Led by FCC Aqualia, the project development will take place from 2016 – 2020.

See the MIDES Consortium


The public and water-sector outreach, technical development and demonstration site construction/operation of the project will be documented throughout the project.

See the MIDES image gallery