Previously the damage caused by mining the minerals for the battery banks and the ecological damage from the brine being released into the sea, would have caused more harm than good, but with these breakthroughs the net result would be:
Increased water security for hundreds of millions of Africans.
Increased food security for hundreds of millions of Africans, as more arable land becomes availiable
Economic development for African countries as regreening creates 10,000's of jobs.
A huge new carbon sink to help combat climate change.
More cloud generating land as water evaporates off the surface of the regreened areas - reflecting more of the sun's energy away to again slow down climate change.
A huge new source of renewable timber, to help move away from plastics and into biodegradable packaging.
A minor way of combating sea level rise as millions of litres of water are brought into the land.
The ability to prevent and reverse the expansion of the Sahara desert.