U.K.'s National Composites Centre announces plan to improve recycling of wind turbines and increase sustainability

November 24, 2020
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by Drishti Masand
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The three-part plan is focused on improving recycling technologies and enabling better end-of-life solutions, using more sustainable materials to manufacture wind turbine blades to improve the upstream value chain, and changing the overall design of wind turbine blades for more modularity based on a design for disassembly and better repair during the lifespan. Designing wind turbine blades for the circular economy will require current technologies to adapt quickly, with better supply chain management. The NCC's plans are ambitious and will require collaborations from players throughout the value chain to actualize. Lux's detailed view on existing approaches and future potential for the circularity of wind turbines can be found here.

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