The Anonymous Widower

European Company To Make All Wind Turbine Blades 100 % Recyclable, Plans To Build Six Recycling Factories

The title of this post, is the same as that, of this article on offshoreWIND.biz.

This sub-heading outlines what the company plans to do.

A Denmark-based company Continuum plans to make all wind turbine blades fully recyclable and stop landfilling and their emissions-intensive processing into cement with six industrial-scale recycling factories across Europe, backed by investment from the Danish venture capital firm Climentum Capital and a grant from the UK’s Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP).

Other points in the article include.

  • Continuum plan six factories.
  • The first factory will open at Esbjerg in Denmark in 2024 and will be able to accept end-of-life blades this year.
  • The second factory will be in the UK and it will be followed by others in France, Germany, Spain, and Turkey.
  • Each factory will have the capacity to recycle a minimum of 36,000 tonnes of end-of-life turbine blades per year.

This paragraph describes, what will happen to the recycled turbine blades.

The company will recycle wind turbine blades into composite panels for the construction industry and the manufacture of day-to-day products such as facades, industrial doors, and kitchen countertops.

Looking at their description of their mechanical separation process, I suspect that they could recycle other products and manufacture lots of others.

January 16, 2023 - Posted by | Design, Energy | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. If the wind generation companies are now not landfilling old blades, do you know of any plans to dig up already landfilled blades for recycling?

    Comment by chilterntrev | January 16, 2023 | Reply

    • Not seen any reports, but people have been mining landfill for things of value for decades.
      Where there’s muck there’s brass!

      Comment by AnonW | January 16, 2023 | Reply


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