Abstract: Vestas and other 10 enterprises make an alliance to recycle and dispose the retired wind turbine blades.
On January 26, 2021, Ørsted, Vestas, Siemens Gamesa, University College South, Technical University of Denmark, MAKEEN Power, HJHansen, FLSth, LM, Energy Centre Denmark formed an alliance and announced to provide three-year commercial financial support for the “Retired Wind Turbine Blades” project, which will provide new technical solutions for the sustainable utilization of wind turbine blades.
After achieved the goal of carbon neutralization by the end of 2019, Siemens Gamesa has joined 430 organizations and is committed to achieving the temperature control goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 ° C through scientific planning. “Retired Wind Turbine Blades” recycling project is one of the effective ways to achieve this goal.
The alliance will provide capital, R & D, equipment and other commercial basic resources for the project in the form of innovation fund. Although the project was established in Denmark, the participating enterprises and partners are all over the world. The project has the ability to provide effective solutions for the recycling of retired blades in the global wind power industry. The project participants will cooperate to build the whole industrial chain of retired wind turbine blades from supply, processing, research to implementation.
The key research direction of the project is to mix the composite materials of retired wind turbine blades into the similar resource flow for processing, mainly aiming at the following three specific processes:
- Chop the retired wind turbine blades to make them reusable in different products and processes;
- The chopped blade materials are used in the cement production process;
- Thermal decomposition based on a high temperature separation method.
Edited and translated: minds:connected