- Published: 30 March 2020 30 March 2020
Turn Retired Blades and Production Waste Into Energy
An increasing number of rotor blades will come to the end of their design life cycle in the coming years. Figure 1 gives an estimate of the volume to be expected based on the assumption that 50% of all blades installed will be operational for the calculated lifetime of 20 years and 50% need to be replaced prematurely. Additionally, the production of the blades generates a significant amount of composite waste. It can be assumed that approximately 200,000 tons of composite materials need to be processed annually from 2020, with a doubling by 2030
By Moreno Ciotti, Heiko Müller and Crystal Zhang
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