Re-Wind: Reuse and Recycling of Decommissioned Composite Material Wind Turbine Blades

Science Foundation Ireland / National Science Foundation (US) / Department for the Economy (NI)

Jan 2018 – Dec 2021 | UCC Budget: €319,831 

UCC Principal Investigator: Dr Paul Leahy | Co-investigators:   Dr Gerard MullallyDr Niall Dunphy


The Re-Wind project is a response to a challenge of end-life-life management of non-biodegradable blades found in current wind turbines in a sustainable manner. The project takes an innovative multidisciplinary approach, to compare sustainable end–of–life reuse and recycling strategies for these composite material wind turbine blades.

Further information is avaailble from the project web site  


Funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) as part of a US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership

Cleaner Production Promotion Unit

G.03 Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Lee Road, Cork T23 XE10, Ireland