Views: 1 Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2021-08-05 Origin: Site
Wind power, as one of the renewable energy power, is labeled as "clean" and "environmental protection". However, in recent years, with the decommissioning of the world's first wind farms built in the 1990s, it is found that the fan blades are difficult to decompose and reuse and difficult to deal with.
Blades are generally made of composite materials, such as FRP or carbon fiber, which are not easy to decompose. Small scale recycling can be used as a warm children's Park and love leisure bench, but this can not solve the way out after large-scale retirement of blades. At present, almost all thermosetting FRP wastes in Europe are directly buried.
Recently, Aker offshore wind in Norway, Aker horizons, its largest shareholder, and the University of Strathclyde in the UK have carried out a research on the recycling and reuse of FRP wastes such as wind turbine blades, aiming to promote the development of recycling technology for such products.
Aker horizons, a renewable energy investment company, is the investment platform of Aker group, a huge Norwegian oil and gas service company. Aker offshore wind is a subsidiary of Aker group specializing in offshore wind energy development.
The FRP recycling technology developed by the mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of scride university can convert the recycled FRP into reusable glass fiber reinforced materials. If implemented worldwide, this technology can meet 50% of the global demand for glass fiber.
Aker offshore wind and Aker horizons will be responsible for providing funds to help the commercialization process. At the same time, Aker group uses its expertise in chemical processing to ensure that the whole process is safe and environmentally friendly.
The recovery of blades and other parts of fans has a long way to go. Each country has its own national conditions, and the fan materials and available resources are also different, so the treatment methods cannot be the same.