On 4 May the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Wind Energy (ETIPWind) with the support of WindEurope’s Sustainability Workshop held an online workshop entitled: “Delivering on circularity through innovative materials and recycling technology”.
The aim of the workshop was to connect experts from various industries of the wind energy supply chain to design a cross-sectoral approach to wind turbine circularity. This comprises the development of new materials that will be more circular-by-design and of new technologies to recycle those materials used in wind energy today that are currently hard to recycle. And to share best practices and insights on how technology and policy can stimulate circularity.
The target audience therefore included on the one hand technical experts from the entire wind energy, composite, copper, cement, and rare earth mining sectors and on the other hand policymakers from national and European institutions.