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How wind is going circular: blade recycling

Published on 01 September 2019


Wind turbines already have a recyclability rate of 85% to 90%. Most components of a wind turbine – the foundation, tower, components of the gearbox and generator – are recyclable and are treated as such. Wind turbine blades represent a specific challenge due to the complex nature of materials used to manufacture them.
The EU must prioritise R&I funding to diversify and scale up recycling technologies as part of the next R&I framework programme, Horizon Europe. This is critical to Europe’s technology leadership as we embark on a global sustainable energy transition.