MTorres seeks to enable next-gen aircraft and open new markets for composites with low-cost, high-permeability tapes and versatile, high-speed production lines.
Senior Technical Editor, CompositesWorld
REGEN Fiber’s sustainable recycling process keeps wind blades out of landfills by converting them into raw materials for use in asphalt, composite products and more.
TPI has manufactured wind blades for GE since 2008. New commitments will lead to the development of new blade types and potentially more production lines in 2023.
Commercialization of fiberglass-reinforced PU blades are opening a new chapter in the wind blade industry, supporting the development of longer, more robust blade designs.
Continuous collaborative effort is sought to strengthen the wind energy supply chain, such as production setup optimization for current and future wind blade facilities, and evaluation of future locations.
Joint efforts combine years of expertise in the manufacture of wind turbine blades, composite processing and automation to scale up operations.
Researcher consider strategies like policy regulation and recycling technology development to mitigate the impact of end-of-life wind blades.