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Cross-sector partnership for wind blade recycling in EU

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February 03, 2020
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Groups like Fiberline Composites and Neocomp already partner to compound virgin fiberglass scrap into cement. While the principle behind this EU collaboration is not new, the need to develop infrastructure and diversify end of life (EOL) options is imperative if regions choose to address the looming threat of a wind turbine graveyard. However, there must be a better value proposition beyond just sustainability or recycling to incentivize users to develop a circular economy strategy for wind energy. Clients should monitor for cost analyses from this project and develop alternatives to advance turbine EOL choices.

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