Published on 01 May 2019
Wind turbines already have a recyclability rate of 85% to 90%. Making turbines 100% recyclable is an important task for the wind industry as the EU heads towards a circular economy. The industry is making significant progress in the right direction. Most components of a wind turbine – the foundation, tower, components of the gear box and generator – are recyclable and are treated as such. But turbine blades represent a specific challenge. This fact-sheet provides a snapshot of recycling technologies for turbine blades and research & innovation actions needed to boost those technologies.