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Big hurdles removed for wind energy

 

December 17, 2020



Would you believe in the future when a cement truck shows up to pour your foundation or patio, the mixture will likely contain ground-up wind turbine blades?

As a part of new agreement between GE Renewable Energy and Veolia North America (VNA), old blades, consisting mostly of fiberglass, are shredded at a processing facility in Missouri and then shipped to cement plants across America where they replace coal, sand, and clay in manufacturing.

“Last summer, we completed a trial using a GE blade, and we were very happy with the results. This fall we have processed more than 100 blades so f...



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