Wind turbine blades can have a future beyond waste

We offer an alternative solution to keep wind turbine blades out of landfills and away from incineration, creating a win for nature, society, and the economy

Problem

Global waste from turbine blades

The environmental consequences associated with the wind energy sector, while often unseen, are steadily worsening. As the industry experiences rapid growth, the disposal of wind turbine blades has emerged as a substantial challenge. Presently, the prevailing practice involves sending a large portion of this waste to landfills, which is far from being an environmentally desirable solution. What’s concerning is the escalating rate at which this waste is accumulating, and the data is compelling. Projections indicate that by the year 2050, the global disposal of discarded wind turbine blades will be around 43 million tons. This data underscores the pressing need for sustainable solutions in the wind energy industry to curb this burgeoning issue and reduce its environmental impact.

The problem is just getting worse.

Solution

Sustainable products, circular economy, green future

FibeCycle, a Canadian startup, is innovating methods to revolutionize the recycling of composite materials, such as wind turbine blades. Our recycled materials can be used in industries including injection molding and 3D printing, where they help protect the environment, reduce CO2 emissions, and decrease the need for virgin materials.
Fibecycle is here to help, and together we can help make green energy waste greener.

Solution

Sustainable products, circular economy, green future

FibeCycle, a Canadian startup, is innovating methods to revolutionize the recycling of composite materials, such as wind turbine blades. Our recycled materials can be used in industries including injection molding and 3D printing, where they help protect the environment, reduce CO2 emissions, and decrease the need for virgin materials.
Fibecycle is here to help, and together we can help make green energy waste greener.

Innovating Urban Mining

Solutions that can be implemented today

With a strong commitment to sustainability, innovation, and resource conservation, FibeCycle focuses on repurposing fiberglass waste through urban mining techniques. By extracting valuable resources from discarded artifacts like wind turbine blades and other fiberglass products, we unlock the hidden potential of these materials. Through cutting-edge processes and a scalable model that others can join, FibeCycle transforms fiberglass waste into valuable new sustainable materials, serving as building blocks for creating a wide range of sustainable products.

The more companies that adopt our solutions or express interest in collaborating, the faster we can make a positive environmental impact.

ecoFRPs

FibeCycle offers end-to-end solutions, recycling and creating ecoFRP

Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) are widely recognized in the industry for their versatility in creating various products, found in everything from eyeglass frames and drones to suitcases shell, bike helmets, even urban equipment.

FibeCycle’s EcoFRP, derived from fiberglass artifacts, such from wind turbine blades, address the global demand for eco-friendly building blocks in sustainable product manufacturing. FibeCycle ecoFRP possess enhanced properties, including improved strength, stiffness, and lower weight, offering a more resource-efficient alternative.

Our offerings include ecoFRP filament for 3D printing and ecoFRP pellets for injection and compression  molding. Additionally, we foster collaborative partnerships with other companies, empowering them by providing our recyclates (refined eco fiber composite ) for product testing and the creation of sustainable materials.

The time is now

Shape A Future Free From Environmental Missteps

In the 1960’s plastic started to become a problem (link to reference), but industry and government did not act quickly. Without foresight, we create a future and complex problem, and the wind energy industry is on the same path – but we can still change it. Pushing this problem further is not an alternative, and we know some wind energy companies are creating ways to manufacture recyclable blades (link to reference), but the old generation of wind turbine blades reaching their end-of-life are already numerous enough, they are pilling up and start creating another environmental issueI.

The Time Is Now

Let's learn from past mistakes, take action now, and shape a future free from environmental missteps

In the 1960’s plastic started to become a problem (link to reference), but industry and government did not act quickly. Without foresight, we create a future and complex problem, and the wind energy industry is on the same path – but we can still change it.
Pushing this problem further is not an alternative, and we know some wind energy companies are creating ways to manufacture recyclable blades (link to reference), but the old generation of wind turbine blades reaching their end-of-life are already numerous enough and are concerns around creating an environmental issue is big.

Innovating Urban Mining

Solutions that can be implemented today.

With a strong commitment to sustainability, innovation, and resource conservation, FibeCycle focuses on repurposing fiberglass waste through urban mining techniques. By extracting valuable resources from discarded artifacts like wind turbine blades and other fiberglass products, we unlock the hidden potential of these materials. Through cutting-edge processes and a scalable model that others can join, FibeCycle transforms fiberglass waste into valuable new sustainable materials, serving as building blocks for creating a wide range of sustainable products.
The more companies adopt our solutions or express interest in collaborating, the faster we can make a positive environmental impact.

Achieve environmental impact

More Sustainable Materials and Less CO2

Our circular approach reduces waste, promotes sustainability, and saves energy and resources by recycling wind turbine blade waste into eco-FRP (Eco-Friendly Reinforced Polymers). Each ton of recycled blade reduces 1.5 tons of CO2 emissions, contributing to climate change mitigation. Capturing just 1% of the estimated blade waste would result in a cumulative carbon removal of 65 Megatons of CO2 over the next 27 years. However, we envision even greater growth and impact as others join our mission and help expand our initiatives.