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EcoBlade

EcoBlade: Eco-efficient decommissioning of wind turbine blades through on-site material shredding and separation

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Project "EcoBlade" data sheet

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Coordinator
FRANDSEN INDUSTRI HOLDING APS 

Organization address
address: TEGLVAERKSSVINGET 9
city: HOBRO
postcode: 9500
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 Coordinator Country Denmark [DK]
 Project website http://www.frandsenindustri.dk
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.3. (SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Secure, clean and efficient energy)
2. H2020-EU.2.3.1. (Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument)
 Code Call H2020-SMEINST-1-2015
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-07-01   to  2015-12-31

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    FRANDSEN INDUSTRI HOLDING APS DK (HOBRO) coordinator 50˙000.00

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 Project objective

Wind power plays a crucial role in Europe’s strategy towards a zero-carbon, clean energy-powered economy. While efforts have primarily focused on the development of wind turbine technology, it starts to become evident that the planning associated with the end-of-service life of these equipment has been vastly neglected. Rotor blades are a particularly challenging component, as there is uncertainty about how to get rid of them properly and safely. Furthermore, their sheer huge size imposes important constraints on the trucking requirements for their transportation, which translates in significant costs for decommissioning and disposal.

EcoBlade presents a disruptive concept which tackles the cumbersome transportation of decommissioned large size rotor blades. Our mobile separation platform relies on a modular system optimized for blade shredding and material separation. It also opens the path towards profitable and economically sustainable value chains aiming at the revalorization of the disposed blade material.

Since existing experience on blades’ decommissioning is still limited, disposal best practices are still to be defined. Therefore, the development of our scalable platform currently holds important economic risks, given the uncertainty on market acceptance. For this reason, Frandsen Industri firmly believes that a two-phase approach under EU-funding is the ideal scenario, in order to initially assess the market for concept feasibility before initiating the innovation project.

Ecoblade will serve as a key enabler for future decommissioning of rotor blades, allowing to save more than 60 M€ in transportation costs for the disposed blades during the 2020-2030 period. Moreover, the successful implementation of EcoBlade will also significantly enhance the profitability of Frandsen Industri, as its successful implementation would return an expected turnover of nearly €5 million, 5 years post-project, corresponding to over €1.6 million profit to our company.

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