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 2020 | 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.

See project web site for further information


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

Cleaner Production Promotion Unit

G1 Civil Engineering Building, School of Engineering, University College Cork, College Road, Cork T12 K8AF, Ireland.