Vestas Unveils New Recycling Technology for Old Turbines


This narrative introduces the issue of environmental degradation caused by the production of clean energy, namely from wind turbines. It mentions how this has been used as ammunition by fossil fuel lobbyists, and how Vestas, Aarhus University, Olin, and the Danish Technological Institute have been working together to create a chemical disassembly process that can recycle old turbine blades into raw materials that can be used to manufacture new turbines. This is part of their Circular Economy for Thermosets Epoxy Composites initiative, which was established in May 2021. The hope is that this will help reduce the amount of turbine blades in landfills, while providing new renewable energy sources. However, fossil fuel companies are still putting up a fight, and it remains to be seen if this new technology will be successful in the long run.

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