Wind turbine blades are challenging to recycle due to the composite materials used in their production. As a significant proportion of the installed EU wind fleet will come to the end of its lifetime between 2020 and 2030, the wind industry is required to deal with the challenge of how to dispose of rotor blades.
While various technologies exist to recycle blades, and an increasing number of companies offer composite recycling services, most solutions are not yet widely available and cost-competitive.
In this web seminar, you will
• get a regulatory overview of the European waste management and become acquainted with the land-fill ban initiative,
• learn about the demands wind farm operators should make on recycling service providers,
• hear about industrialized decommissioning of rotor blades as a business opportunity,
• get an insight into the reutilisation of cement extracted by processing of rotor blades and
• find out more about the pros and cons of different technologies and the development of potential standards.
09:30 Uhr Welcome and Introduction
09:35 Uhr Overview European waste legislation and land-fill ban initiative on decommissioned turbine blades
Marylise Schmid, WindEurope asbl/vzw
10:05 Uhr Requirement for the disposal and recycling of rotor blades
Mika Lange, Leiter Entsorgung GFK / CFK, neowa GmbH
10:35 Uhr "Real-time walk" via video through a plant recycling GRP
Frank J. Kroll, Managing Director, neowa GmbH
10:50 Uhr Coffee break
11:00 Uhr Cross-industry partnerships to scale up composite recycling
Katelyn Huber, LM Windpower A/S
11:30 Uhr Composite using sectors: Reutilisation of cement extracted by processing of rotor blades
Tanja Freiburg, Managing Director, Geocycle GmbH
12:00 Uhr Overview Recycling Technologies for Rotor Blades
Dr.Ing. Steffen Czichon, Fraunhofer-Institut für Windenergiesysteme
12:30 Uhr Closing remarks