Vestas Takes Most Radical Step Yet Toward Zero Turbine Waste

Financial Post | Jan 20, 2020 at 8:04 AM
  • With wind power estimated to make up more than a quarter of the world’s energy mix by 2050, installation of turbines will proliferate but with that comes the problem of increased amounts of industrial waste.
  • Developers will come under more pressure to clean up a manufacturing process that will see waste from turbine blades alone reaching 43 million tons by 2050, according to a Cambridge University study, or roughly the U.K’.s annual industrial and commercial waste.
  • Blades and hubs are made up of non-recylcable materials — such as carbon fiber, fiberglass and glues.