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Working towards 100% recyclable wind turbines

Offshore wind Onshore wind

When: Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 14:00 - 15:00
Where: Auditorium A12

Session description

Today, around 85-90% of wind turbines' total mass can be recycled and have established recycling practices in place. Wind turbine blades are more challenging to recycle, largely due to the composite materials used in their production/configuration.
In 2021, the European Wind Industry called for a Europe-wide landfill ban on decommissioned wind turbine blades by 2025.
In this session we will discuss what is happening now/what the industry is doing, to achieve 100% circular/recyclable wind turbines:
- Scaling-up recycling technologies
- Cross-industry collaboration on composite waste
- Use of other/more sustainable materials in blade design

Session chair

Nina Vielen-Kallio

New Business Manager, ECHT regie in transitie


Introduction: EoLIS 2021 - insights

Nina Vielen-Kallio

New Business Manager, ECHT regie in transitie


Mitja Schulz

CEO, Gurit

Bjarne Nielsen

Vice-President, Manufacturing & Industrial Strategy, LM Wind Power

Jonas Pagh Jensen

EHS Specialist, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Peter Giddings

Chief Engineer - Energy, National Composites Centre

Lisa Ekstrand

Senior Director & Head of Sustainability, Vestas

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