2022-12-09
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/40208-kaunas-university-of-technology-ktu-lithuania-energy-institute-rotor-blade-wind-turbine-recycling-pyrlysis-composite-material-reuse-waste-free

Researchers take wind turbine blade recycling into focus

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A group of researchers from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) and the Lithuanian Energy Institute have proposed a method for wind turbine blades’ recycling.

Official Press Release Kaunas University of Technology (KTU):

Making green energy even greener: Lithuanian researchers have proposed a method for wind turbine blades’ recycling

A group of researchers from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) and the Lithuanian Energy Institute have proposed a method for wind turbine blades’ recycling. Using pyrolysis, they broke the composite materials into their constituent parts, i.e. – phenol and fibre. According to scientists, the extracted materials can be reused, and the process is virtually waste-free.

Wind turbine blades made from glass fibre-reinforced polymer (GFRP) laminate composites can serve for up to 25 years. After that they end up in landfills – GFRP is recognised as hard-to-break-down. This has become a real challenge for the renewable energy industry. It is estimated that wind turbine blades account for 10 per cent of Europe’s fibre-reinforced composite material waste.... ... More: Official Press Release Kaunas University of Technology (KTU)

Keywords:
Kaunas University of Technology, KTU, Lithuania, Energy Institute, rotor blade, wind turbine, recycling, pyrlysis, composite material, reuse, waste free







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