GE created world’s largest recyclable thermoplastic 100% recyclable, 62m wind turbine blade.
The blade manufactured at LM Wind Power plant in Ponferrada using Arkema’s Elium® resin and Owens Corning new high performance Glass materials.
The ZEBRA (Zero wastE Blade ReseArch) consortium is today marking a new step forward on the industry’s transition to a circular economy with the production of the first prototype of its 100% recyclable wind turbine blade.
The 62m blade was made using Arkema’s Elium® resin, which is a thermoplastic resin well known for its recyclable properties together with the new high performance Glass Fabrics from Owens Corning.
Full-scale structural lifetime testing of the prototype will begin in the next weeks and validation of the recycling methods is scheduled for December 22