IEA Wind TCP Task 45

Enabling the Recycling of Wind Turbine Blades
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IEA Wind Task 45: Recycling wind turbine blades

The IEA Wind Task 45 is a cross disciplinary task covering the many facet of wind turbine blade recycling.

The challenges related to wind turbine blade recycling are broad and range from technical challenges to legislation disparities and lack of information on the materials to be recycled. Recycling wind turbine blades is a process with a complex value chain involving several stakeholders with different interests.

To address the issues related to blade recycling, this Task brings the key stakeholders together to identify the barriers and mitigation strategies for the implementation of large-scale wind turbine blade recycling solutions.

Our objectives

The objective of the IEA Wind Task 45 is to identify and mitigate the barriers to the recycling of wind turbine blades. The task focuses on producing tangible results such as recommended practices and guidelines that can be used by practitioners.

Key topics

(1) The technical aspects of recycling;
(2) The blade life cycle and value chain;
(3) The standards and legislation framing wind turbine blade recycling activities.

Our approach

We hold annual General Meetings to build our community, and have regular dedicated work package meetings to explore specific issues. Together we are making progress towards the implementation of large-scale recycling solutions.

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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Steering commitee

Operating agents

Please contact the Operating Agents below with any questions

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

Work package leaders

Steffen Czichon

WP2.1 leader

James Lightfoot

WP2.2 and WP2.3 leader

Peter Deeney

WP3 leader

Kevin Smith

WP4 leader

Roadmap / Timeline

2019

Phase l

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2020

Phase ll

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2021

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2023

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