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Tuesday, June 1 • 12:00 - 12:25
Industrial circular solution for the environmentally safe recycling of wind turbine blades and other GRP products

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  • There exists a current lack of viable and environmentally friendly wind blade recycling solutions
  • R&D for current KESCON technology began in 2003 and is possible only due to many years experience in recycling industry
  • Transforming wind blades and other fiberglass products into valuable end products

There are currently 120.000 wind turbines in Europe alone that will eventually need to be disposed of, and more are being built every day. Almost everything from these giant structures can be recycled. The blades, constructed of GRP, however, cannot.
KESCON Engineering has been a leading player in the recycling industry for over 20 years. Since 2003, the company has been focusing on developing viable and environmentally friendly solutions for the recycling of composite materials including fiberglass, polyurethanes and other critical materials. On the back of this research, KESCON has developed a patented, circular recycling process to transform wind blades and fiberglass products into valuable end products, including pellets and high tech IFS panels, on an industrial scale.
Its IFS panel is a product geared towards use in the construction industry. Its properties, including its thickness swell, modulus of rupture (MOR), and modulus of elasticity (MOE), are superior to particle board, OSB and cement board. It can be custom designed to meet specific applications. Lastly, in contrast to waste incineration and co-processing, the process is environmentally friendly, with minimal NOx and CO2 emissions.
In the presentation we will focus on the recycling process, how we achieve the material properties observed in the finished products, and how the technology is being scaled to meet industrial needs.


Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Reinhard KESSING

Reinhard KESSING

President, KESCON Engineering
Mr. Reinhard Kessing provides consulting, engineering and equipment supply services for the Composite Panels Industry worldwide. With over 25 years experience in the industry and successful plant commissioning of over 50 projects in more than 18 countries, he has proven to be a reliable... Read More →
avatar for Nicolas DERRIEN

Nicolas DERRIEN

Managing Director, NEOGEN25
Greentech entrepreneur. Co-founder and CEO of NEOGEN25 - innovative solutions for the circular economy and material transformation. Developing platform for the sustainable and efficient recycling of wind blades/fiberglass material. Worked with Global Fiberglass Solutions, the US pioneers... Read More →


Tuesday June 1, 2021 12:00 - 12:25 CEST
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)