Recycling

Wind Manufacturers Progress On Recycling, With Siemens Gamesa Claim on Turbine Blades

Spanish turbine maker Siemens Gamesa announced on September 7 that it has started producing recyclable offshore wind turbine blades for commercial use. The move matters to an industry that, even while seen as renewable and clean, needs to do more to truly reduce its carbon footprint, and start carbon free payback earlier for projects. Competitor Vestas […]

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Japan to Recycle Solar Modules Using Blockchain Tech

Solar PV manufacturer Next Energy and trading and investment business conglomerate Marubeni are partnering to recycle used solar panels using blockchain technology, as part of a programme supported by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment. Mitsubishi Research Institute will also assist the two companies in developing and demonstrating the potential of blockchain in reporting and recording information […]

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Top 10 Cleantech Trends for 2021 By IHS Markit

Asia will account for over 70 percent of total floating PV installations by 2024, says London-based information provider IHS Markit, among other cleantech trends expected this year. The whitepaper “10 Cleantech Trends in 2021” makes the following predictions vis a vis the renewables sector: 1. Renewable installations will rebound by double- digits after covid-19 impasse Annual […]

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More Research Needed to Attain Climate Goals with Wind: WindEurope

On 4 May, the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Wind Energy (ETIPWind) with the support of WindEurope gathered cross-sectoral experts – from the wind energy sector, composite, copper, cement, rare earth industries and the European Commission – to tackle the development of new materials used in wind turbines and turbine recycling. The EU has […]

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Veolia Secures Blade Recycling Contract in the US With GE Renewable Energy

GE Renewable Energy has signed a multi-year agreement with Veolia to recycle blades removed from its US-based onshore turbines during upgrades and repowering efforts. GE Renewable Energy has announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Veolia North America (VNA) to recycle blades removed from its US-based onshore turbines during upgrades and repowering efforts. […]

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NREL Research Points to Strategies for Recycling of Solar Panels

Researchers at NREL have conducted the first global assessment into the most promising approaches to end-of-life management for solar PV panels. PV modules have a 30-year lifespan. There is currently no plan for how to manage this at end of their lifespan. The volume of modules no longer needed could total 80 million metric tons […]

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Cross-Sector Industry Platform Outlines Best Strategies for Turbine Blades Recycling

WindEurope, Cefic and the European Composites Industry Association have presented their recommendations for recycling of wind turbine blades in a new report WindEurope, the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and the European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) have presented their recommendations for the recycling of wind turbine blades in their new report ‘Accelerating Wind Turbine Blade […]

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Blade Recycling now a top Priority for the Wind Industry

Wind turbine recycling is an important task for the wind industry – and it is making significant progress in the right direction, according to WindEurope. Wind turbines already have a recyclability rate of 85 percent to 90 percent. However, making the turbines 100 percent recyclable is an important task for the wind industry – and […]

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Recycling Lithium-ion Batteries a $1,000 Mn Opportunity in India

The lithium-ion batteries market is expected to grow exponentially in the next five years in India, and a new analysis has predicted the recycling of such batteries could present a USD 1000 million opportunity by 2030 The lithium-ion batteries market is expected to grow exponentially in the next five years in India. Some of the […]

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