Endesa, PreZero Spain and Reciclalia Composite have reached an agreement to start up the first wind blade recycling plant in the Iberian Peninsula, located in Cubillos del Sil (León), scheduled for 2024, for which they will have the support of GE Renewable Energy and its subsidiary LM Wind Power, thus taking an important step towards a circular economy model in the wind energy sector.
This new infrastructure will invest 8.5 million euros and construction will begin next year, in response to the challenge of recycling more than 6,000 tons per year of fiberglass and carbon fiber from wind turbines.
In addition, the project contemplates the reuse and incorporation of the recycled materials of fiberglass, carbon fiber and other by-products of the process back into the industry, both wind power and other sectors that may demand these compounds, and blades that are no longer used in their renewable facilities for subsequent recycling. This glass fiber will be recycled to be used, among other applications, in the construction and ceramics sectors, thus creating a circular economy around the Spanish wind energy sector.
According to Gonzalo Cañete, CEO of PreZero in Spain and Portugal, “this plant will allow us to promote the renovation of wind farms, thus generating a greater volume of green energy in a more sustainable way”.
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