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Title: Innovative and Recyclable Thermoplastic Wind Turbine Blades

Abstract

Currently, nearly all utility-scale wind turbine blades are manufactured using traditional thermoset resin systems such as epoxy, polyester, or vinyl ester. Decommissioned thermoset blades cannot easily or economically be recycled at the end of life, with the vast majority of them ending up in landfills. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are working to change that.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Advanced Manufacturing Office (EE-5A)
OSTI Identifier:
1543115
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-5000-73790
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Program Document
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING; advanced manufacturing; wind turbine; blade; recyclable wind turbine blade; AMO; IACMI; composite materials; coMET; resin; 9-meter; manufacturing; epoxy; polyester; vinyl ester

Citation Formats

. Innovative and Recyclable Thermoplastic Wind Turbine Blades. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
. Innovative and Recyclable Thermoplastic Wind Turbine Blades. United States.
. Thu . "Innovative and Recyclable Thermoplastic Wind Turbine Blades". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1543115.
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