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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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