Activity: Talk or presentation › Talk or presentation at a conference
Structural reuse offers additional opportunities for wind turbine blades. Both for reusing the current generation, as well as for developing future blades. Reuse takes place through e.g. repurposing large parts or reusing segments as construction material. With the developed cutting patterns, we estimate that approximately half of the blade can be reused directly as construction element. In this way, the material life span is effectively extended, reducing the need for primary raw materials and buying time to scale up reprocessing infrastructure. Finally, we present a number of ways in which the effectiveness of this approach can be increased through developments in design, processing and materials.
22 Nov 2022
International Conference on Sustainable Wind Turbine Blades: New Materials, Recycling and Future Perspectives