IEA Wind Task 45

Enabling the Recycling of Wind Turbine Blades
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About Task 45

Research on wind turbine blade recycling has been ongoing for more than a decade, but recycling solutions are still rare and the few existing solutions are not implemented on large scale. As a result, in many countries recycling solutions for wind turbine blades are not available. The technical difficulty of recycling glass fibre reinforced thermoset composite, the low cost of landfill and the precise assessment of waste volume are some of the challenges preventing the implementation of sustainable recycling solutions. To tackle these various challenges, the expertise of several disciplines and a unified approach across countries are needed.

The purpose of the IEA Wind Task 45 is to identify and mitigate the barriers to the recycling of wind turbine blades. The task will focus on three main areas:

  • The technical aspects of recycling wind turbine blades;
  • The analysis of the recycling value chain and its environmental, social and economic impact; and
  • The standards, certification and legislation framing the activities related to recycling wind turbine blades.

The task focuses on producing tangible results such as recommended practices and guidelines that can be used by practitioners.

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Task 45 Participants

Who can participate in Task 45?

To participate in the research activities of Task 45, researchers must reside in a country that participates in the IEA Wind Agreement AND has agreed by official letter to participate in Task 45. The participating member country of the IEA Wind TCP must designate a lead institution that agrees to the obligations of Task participation (pay the annual fee and agree to perform specified parts of the work plan).

Active researchers (performing part of the work plan) benefit from meetings and professional exchange during the term of the Task. Countries participating in the Task benefit from the information developed by the Task. The value of the research performed is many times the cost of the country participation fee or the labor contributed to carrying out the work plan.

For more information, contact the Operating Agents, Justine Beauson and Derek Berry or the IEA Wind Secretariat.

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Operating Agents

Please contact the Operating Agents below with any questions

Justine Beauson

Task 45 Operating Agent
    May 14, 2019 - Derek Berry, Senior Wind Technology Engineer. (Photo by Werner Slocum / NREL)

    Derek Berry

    Task 45 Operating Agent
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