Policymakers, researchers and wind energy sector representatives will take part in the online workshop “Delivering circularity through innovative materials and recycling technology” organised by The European Technology & Innovation Platform on Wind Energy
Which innovations are being developed to make the European wind energy industry more sustainable? According to the most recent data, 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 floating offshore wind innovative projects such as FLAGSHIP, can guarantee this recyclability as the EU heads towards a circular economy.
In order to discuss the significant progress in diversifying and scaling-up recycling technologies made by the wind energy sector, The European Technology & Innovation Platform on Wind Energy (ETIPWind) organises the 4th of May the virtual workshop “Delivering circularity through innovative materials and recycling technology”.
The online encounter, which can be followed through this link, will address a deeper view of the innovative ways that the wind energy industry is developing to make materials more sustainable and recyclable.
European policymakers, researchers and wind energy sector representatives will take part in this event supported by the WindEurope Sustainability Working Group. The debate between these main actors of the sector will be focused on the recyclability of existing materials and any new materials that could be used in the future. The agenda of the workshop can be seen here.
Looking at how to shape the future of sustainable wind energy materials is crucial for the EU’s objectives around the Horizon Programme and in order to safeguard Europe’s technology leadership in the research and innovation in these fields.
FLAGSHIP project is a new Horizon 2020 initiative that will build a robust and innovative semi-submersible concrete floating platform that includes an easy-to-install anchorage design, innovative mooring designs and configurations, as well as new cable designs with optimised installation and life management procedures. Among its missions are the engagement with other R&D European projects in events like these.
The initiaitive’s consortium, led by Iberdrola, includes companies and institutions from several European countries: Spain (Core-Marine, CENER, IHCantabria, Zabala Innovation), Norway (Olav Olsen, Aker Solutions, UNITECH Offshore AS, Met Centre), France (EDF), Denmark (Danmarks Tekniske Universitet) and Germany (DNV-GL).