- Published: 20 January 2023 20 January 2023
EnergyLOOP, a company promoted by Iberdrola, through its PERSEO programme, and FCC Ámbito, a subsidiary of FCC Servicios Medio Ambiente, will build its wind turbine blade recycling plant in Spain in the municipality of Cortes, Navarre.
Construction is scheduled to start in autumn 2023 and the plant is expected to be operational in the course of 2024. EnergyLOOP has appointed Luis Sanz Jiménez, who has extensive experience in the recycling industry, as Managing Director of the company. The project will act in the different stages that enable the circularity of wind turbine blades, including on-site pre-treatment and conditioning, waste transport logistics, recycling technologies and the marketing of recycled products. The project has the support of the Government of Navarre and Siemens Gamesa. In the same vein, the company GDES Wind, with experience in the maintenance of wind turbine blades, collaborates with EnergyLOOP by providing its technical support and know-how.
Iberdrola’s PERSEO Venture Builder programme promotes the development of industrial companies working in new areas of electrification and in sectors that are difficult to decarbonise. Since its creation in 2008, PERSEO has invested €100 million in start-ups that develop technologies and business models, focusing on those that improve the sustainability of the energy sector through further electrification and decarbonisation of the economy.