In this context, EoLO-HUBs’ solution will provide an answer to the three main technology areas involved in the decommissioning and recycling of end-of-life wind turbines:
1. Decommissioning and pre-treatment of wind turbine blades, including handling, non- destructive inspection tools, cutting, shredding, and sorting.
2. Sustainable fibre reclamation processes addressing two alternative technologies: Low carbon pyrolysis and green chemistry solvolysis.
3. Upgrading processes for the recovered fibres, including both glass fibre and carbon fibre.
Furthermore, a knowledge hub will be set up by means of a digital platform. This platform will provide a circular economy framework, an overview of circular solutions for turbine blades and the organisations offering such solutions, and a toolset for sustainable business model development to enable the adoption of wind turbine blades recycling in diverse regions across Europe. Development of secure material passports to provide accurate data on raw materials and design recommendations will further enhance turbine blade recycling in the future.