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Vestas spearheads new recycling coalition

With financial backing from Denmark's Innovation Fund and in collaboration with the Danish Technological Institute and Aarhus University, work commences to address the wind industry's environmentally guilty conscience.

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Few things express climate change mitigation as poorly as piles of wind turbine blades lying in a landfill. They are nonetheless a fact, and a problem now being addressed by a new coalition using novel technology.

Monday sees wind turbine manufacturer Vestas leading the launch of initiative Circular Economy for Thermosets Epoxy Composites (CETEC). Collaborating with Danish Technological Institute (DTI), Aarhus University and epoxy producer Olin, and partially financed by the Innovation Fund Denmark (IFD), the coalition will develop a solution over the next three years by which turbine blades can be recycled at commercial scale.

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