The European Technology & Innovation Platform on Wind Energy celebrates an online workshop the 4th of May to discuss how the wind energy industry is making materials more sustainable
Wind turbines already have a recyclability rate of 85% to 90%. It is crucial that the main actors of the wind energy sector, including the offshore innovative projects such as ROMEO, can guarantee this recyclability as the EU heads towards a circular economy. Wind, together with the chemical and composite industries are making significant progress in diversifying and scaling-up recycling technologies.
To add a deeper view to the ways wind energy industry is making materials more sustainable and recyclable, the European Technology & Innovation Platform on Wind Energy (ETIPWind) celebrates an online workshop on the 4th of May. The information to register to this virtual event is available following this link.
The debate of this workshop, which is supported by the WindEurope Sustainability Working Group, will be focused on the recyclability of existing materials and any new materials that could be used in the future.
For that, the EU is called to prioritise research and innovation funding as part of the next R&I framework programme, Horizon Europe, in order to safeguard Europe’s technology leadership. Policymakers, researchers and industry representatives will be looking at how to shape the future of sustainable wind energy materials.
ROMEO Project (Reliable O&M decision tools and strategies for high LCoE reduction on Offshore wind), as an initiative funded by the Horizon 2020 programme with the main objective of reducing offshore O&M costs through the development of advanced monitoring systems and strategies, promotes interaction with other R&D projects in virtual events like this one.
ROMEO is backed by a consortium formed by several European partners: Iberdrola, Siemens Gamesa, EDF, RAMBOLL, IBM Research – Zurich, INDRA, BACHMANN Monitoring, LAULAGUN Bearings, UPTIME Engineering, University of Strathclyde and ZABALA Innovation Consulting.