2022 JEC Composites Innovation Awards Winner - Siemens Gamesa

Discover the interview of Jakob Maennchen for Siemens Gamesa, Innovation Award Winner in the Renewable Energy category

In this Interview Jakob Maennchen present the RecyclableBlade an innovation of Siemens Gamesa that won the Renewable Energy Innovation Awards Prize.
It is an offshore wind turbine blades that can be easily dissolved & recycled. The RecyclableBlade offers the same high quality and lifetime Siemens Gamesa is known for. After decommissioning, the blade can be recycled by dissolving the matrix under mild acidic conditions, thus preventing unnecessary landfill. The reinforcements, core materials, plastics and metal parts can be easily recovered in good quality and value. The matrix is recovered as thermoplastic material with an interesting profile of properties. The recovered matrix and reinforcement can then be reused in appropriate applications.

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