- Published: 25 January 2022 25 January 2022
Renewable Parts has announced that it has received a Knowledge Transfer Partnership award, in partnership with the University of Strathclyde, to investigate the end-of-use options for wind turbines across the UK.
The two-year project will focus on creation of a circular economy model through a sustainable decommissioning process and application of value retention processes to components and materials. As part of the project, a roadmap will be developed showcasing the key recommendations for major components within turbine nacelles, and will look at options for refurbishment, remanufacturing, and recycling to reduce the amount of scrap and waste sent to landfill. Importantly, the partnership with the University of Strathclyde will allow knowledge and emerging advances in remanufacturing, metrology, and lifecycle analysis to be embedded in the project outcomes.