Carbon Fiber Recycling has developed a recycling process to recycle many forms of carbon fiber waste. This process has been tested on wind turbine carbon fiber blade waste.
Carbon Fiber Recycling’s process has successfully separated the epoxy matric from the carbon fiber on wind turbine blades, returning the carbon fiber to a useable chopped form used in many different applications. In its process, Carbon Fiber Recycling can use 100% of the waste materials, and nothing goes into the landfill. The epoxy resin is turned into fuel that is recycled back into the facility and used to generate power to run their equipment.
A facility for carbon fiber recycling is currently under construction in Tazewell, Tennessee, and will be completed in the first quarter of 2021. Carbon Fiber Recycling is currently collecting waste materials to recycle at the location. This facility alone will recycle 4 million pounds of waste materials a year.
Visit carbonfiberrecycling.com to find more information on how to recycle wind components.
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