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They found a new method to recycle turbine blades

Vestas, a Danish wind turbine maker, has developed a chemical mixture that breaks down wind turbine blades and allows them to be recycled. The solution could be used to break down discontinued blades, as well as blades that are already sitting in landfills.
The chemical compound breaks down epoxy resin into its raw materials, while previously, epoxy resin’s chemical properties were viewed as impossible to disassemble and reuse. This great climate solution renders epoxy-based turbine blades circular! And this is even better news when we know that by 2025, more than 27,000 tons of wind turbine blades are expected to come to the end of their operational life. This could save a lot of waste!
“This signals a new era for the wind industry and accelerates our journey towards achieving circularity,” vice president and head of sustainability at Vestas, Lisa Ekstrand.
The chemical decomposition process will enable Vestas to produce new wind turbine blades from recycled blade material.
It also means all composite material that is epoxy-based has the potential to be a source of raw materials for other industries.

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  • Harrison wambui

    69 w

    This is a great good idea

    • Hilda Wangui

      69 w

      Amazing idea

      • john linus Tom

        69 w

        Very brilliant idea

        • walter lungayi

          69 w

          Brilliant idea.

          • We Don't Have Time

            69 w

            Dear Marine Stephan Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to Vestas and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

            • Annett Michuki..

              69 w

              Great work to reduce the landfills to new Era

              • mercy nduta

                70 w

                Zero waste is our key

                • Grace wa Muiruri

                  70 w

                  This is nice

                  • Jengaj John

                    70 w

                    great achievement

                    • Kamau WA Githinji

                      70 w

                      this is amazing

                      • Munene Mugambi

                        70 w

                        Zero waste

                        • Kevin

                          70 w

                          This is indeed very brilliant

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