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Wind turbine blade recycling plant project receives EU recognition

The first blade recycling plant project presented in Spain has received recognition from the European Union, granting aid of more than 12 million euros to the consortium in which the project is immersed.The consortium led by Endesa and PreZero aims to allocate recycled material to the production of new products, thus closing the circle of … Continue reading Wind turbine blade recycling plant project receives EU recognition

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Revolutionary RecyclableBlades: Siemens Gamesa technology goes full-circle at RWE’s Kaskasi offshore wind power project

RWE’s 342-MW offshore wind farm leads the way. RecyclableBlade technology available for multiple blade sizes. First ever commercial installation of fully recyclable offshore wind turbine blades. Siemens Gamesa today celebrates the delivery of green energy from the world’s first turbine equipped with Siemens Gamesa’s RecyclableBlades. The first commercial installation of recyclable wind turbine technology recently … Continue reading Revolutionary RecyclableBlades: Siemens Gamesa technology goes full-circle at RWE’s Kaskasi offshore wind power project

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Naturgy and Ruralia create the first Spanish company for the comprehensive recycling of wind farms

The project is the first in Spain dedicated to the complete dismantling and recycling of wind turbines. Likewise, it will recondition part of the removed elements for sale and will market the components, thus closing the complete chain of the circular economy linked to this type of renewable installations.Spain will have to dismantle 10 GW … Continue reading Naturgy and Ruralia create the first Spanish company for the comprehensive recycling of wind farms

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Old Dutch wind turbine blades becomes new skis

Vattenfall has set a target to recycle all dismantled wind turbine blades by 2030, and 50 percent of the blades already by 2025. Turbine blades from Dutch Wind farm Irene Vorrink will be the first to enter the recycling process and turned into skis, snowboards and construction materials for solar farms. Gustav Frid, Senior Environment … Continue reading Old Dutch wind turbine blades becomes new skis

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Endesa and PreZero Spain will build the first wind blade recycling plant on the Iberian Peninsula

Endesa, PreZero España and Reciclalia Composite have reached an agreement to start up the first wind blade recycling plant on the Iberian Peninsula, with the support of GE Renewable Energy and its subsidiary LM Wind Power, thus taking an important step towards a model circular economy in the wind energy sector. This project, which will … Continue reading Endesa and PreZero Spain will build the first wind blade recycling plant on the Iberian Peninsula

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Vestas looking to scale up blade recycling partnership solution offering

Vestas, the global leader in sustainable energy solutions, has been delivering a blade recycling partnership solution for several wind farm operators across the USA. Vestas is currently carrying out this service in the USA and is open to offering the solution in more regions where local recycling infrastructure is robust, and customer demand can be … Continue reading Vestas looking to scale up blade recycling partnership solution offering

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Wind energy demands that landfills for wind turbine blades be eliminated

WindEurope, the European wind power sector employers’ association, and the Wind Business Association (AEE), launched today, within the framework of the VI Wind Congress, a call for the elimination of dismantled wind turbine blades throughout Europe by 2025. The wind industry Europe is actively committed to reusing, recycling or recovering 100% of dismantled shovels. This … Continue reading Wind energy demands that landfills for wind turbine blades be eliminated

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Ørsted commits to sustainable recycling of wind turbine blades

Ørsted commits to either reuse, recycle, or recover all of the wind turbine blades in its global portfolio of onshore and offshore wind farms upon decommissioning. Ørsted has decommissioned one wind power asset, the offshore wind farm Vindeby. On Ørsted’s Capital Markets Day, the company announced its new commitment to either reuse, recycle, or recover … Continue reading Ørsted commits to sustainable recycling of wind turbine blades

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Castilla y León promotes the recycling of wind turbine blades

Castilla y León is developing a pioneering project worth 9.77 million euros to develop comprehensive technology for recycling components of old wind turbines before the end of their useful life, according to data from the Ministry of Economy. The Community Government, wind energy developers and recycling companies, with the support of a community technology center, … Continue reading Castilla y León promotes the recycling of wind turbine blades

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GE Renewable Energy Announces US Wind Turbine Blade Recycling Agreement with Veolia

The agreement involves the use of wind turbine blades to replace the raw material for cement manufacturing, allowing a net reduction of 27% in CO? emissions from cement production. The recycling solution can be implemented quickly and at scale to maximize the benefits for the wind energy industry. First deal of its kind in the … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy Announces US Wind Turbine Blade Recycling Agreement with Veolia

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Blade recycling, a top priority for the wind energy industry

Wind turbines already have a recyclability rate of 85% to 90%. Making turbines 100% recyclable is an important task for the wind industry – and we are making significant progress in the right direction. Most components of a wind turbine – the foundation, tower, components of the gear box and generator – are recyclable and … Continue reading Blade recycling, a top priority for the wind energy industry

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Time now running out for a large share of Europe’s installed wind energy capacity

There is a major challenge confronting European wind energy – and it is a challenge the industry and policy-makers must face before it is too late. Back in 2000, wind power accounted for only 12 GW of power in Europe. Since then, the industry has spent years growing, maturing, and becoming one of the great … Continue reading Time now running out for a large share of Europe’s installed wind energy capacity

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