Enva to recycle wind turbine blades

Wind turbine blades are challenging to recycle due to the composite materials used in their production. Enva is now rolling out a solution for wind power producers that will see decommissioned turbine blades crushed and shredded to enable the recovery of recyclable materials such as steel.

Official Press Release Enva:

Enva launches wind turbine blade recycling service

Recyclable materials are recovered from the giant blades with the residual material that can be used as a replacement for traditional fossil fuels in the manufacture of cement.

New figures from National Grid show that wind is now the UK’s second largest source of electricity supplying 26.8% in 2022 - the first time that wind has supplied over a quarter of our electricity.  With over 11,000 wind turbines and a total installed capacity of 28 gigawatts (split fairly evenly between onshore and offshore installations) the UK now has the sixth largest capacity of any country in the world. The rapid growth and resulting scale of wind power is however starting to present some environmental challenges. Many of the first generation of wind turbines are... ... More: Official Press Release Enva

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