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.
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.
(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.
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.
Who can participate in Task 45?
To participate in Task 45, your country must be a member of the IEA Wind Implementing Agreement. Once your country is a member of the IEA Wind TCP, an organization within your country may become a participant in Task 45 and agree to the terms of the Task proposal.
Active participants (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.
For more information, contact the Operating Agents, Justine Beauson and Derek Berry, or the IEA Wind Secretariat.
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