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Siemens Gemesa Renewable Energy said Tuesday that it has launched a reusable wind turbine knife, the latest example of the industry’s efforts to find ways to recycle materials.
In a statement, the Spanish-German engineering team RecyclableBlades said it was the world’s first reusable wind turbine knife ready for commercial use on the coast.
Siemens Gemsa said it will work with German utility RWE to plant and test a wind farm on the Cascasian coast in the German North Sea, which is expected to start business in 2022.
The company – which is the main shareholder of Siemens Energy – said it is working with ADF Renewable to aim for the deployment of “multiple sets” knives on the coastal wind farm in the future.
Similar co-operation is being carried out with wpd, headquartered in Germany, and a company that manufactures and operates wind farms.
What to do with wind turbine knives when they are no longer needed is a headache for the industry. This is because processed knives can be difficult to reuse, which means that many will end up as garbage.
As governments around the world try to increase their renewable energy, wind turbines appear to be on the rise, putting pressure on the sector to find sustainable solutions to genocide.
According to Siemens Gemsa, reusable knives use a new type of glue that “effectively separates the glue from the rest of the leaf.”
He described the process as “mild” and “protection” of the properties of figs, unlike other existing ways of recycling existing vehicle turbine flames. After being identified, the materials can be reused in new applications. »
Over the past few years, several major players in wind power have announced that they are trying to solve the problem of what to do with wind turbine knives.
Once disbanded in Denmark, Orst said in June that it would “recycle, reuse or rehabilitate all turbines in wind farms around the world.”
That same month, General Electric’s Renewable Unit and Cement Manufacturer Holkim signed an agreement to re-use the wind turbine.
In April, it was announced that cooperation between the academy and the industry will focus on recycling glass fiber products, a move that will ultimately reduce the waste generated by wind turbine knives.
Last December, GE Renewable Energy and Viola North America signed a “multi-year agreement” to recycle off metals removed from coastal wind turbines in the United States.
In January 2020, another windmill giant Vestas was launched. It is planned to produce “zero-waste” turbines by 2040.