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Report seeks new uses for old wind turbine blades

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is calling for increased investment and a radical shift in research and development into the recycling of wind turbine blades.

The Sustainable Decommissioning – Wind Turbine Blade Recycling report was produced under the Energy Transition Alliance (ETA), a partnership between ORE Catapult and OGTC, with input from the National Composites Centre (NCC) and the University of Leeds. It was commissioned to investigate alternatives to landfill and incineration for end-of-life wind turbine blades.About 325,000 blades are set to be decommissioned by the middle of the century.

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