Becoming circular: turbine components recycling

Environmental impacts, spatial planning & social acceptance

When: Thursday, 4 April 2019, 15:00 - 16:15
Where: Auditorium 2

Session description

The recycling of wind turbine components is a multifaceted challenge that is becoming more pressing as a significant part of Europe’s wind turbine fleet nears the end of its operational lifetime. This session will look at the state-of-the-art in dealing with the different types of materials included in wind turbine components such as composite materials for blades and lubricants. It will provide an overview of existing recycling technologies and regulatory frameworks, as well as concrete examples of solutions.

Session chair

Uli Suedhoff

Europe Business Development Manager, GE Renewable Energy


Ann Dierckx

Sustainable Development Director, CEFIC

Kristen Skelton

HSE & Sustainability Specialist, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy


Recycling composites material: from waste to resource

Jakob W. Nielsen

Director, Miljøskærm

Creating a circular economy in wind energy with bearing and lubrication system remanufacturing

Raimond Breuker


Recycling the wind turbine blade waste to valuable chemicals – Finally a sustainable and economically viable solution for the composites?

Nina Kallio

New Business Manager, Virol B.V

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