A base composite material known as Ecopolycrete has been manufactured from fiberglass materials taken from decommissioned wind turbine blades. The composite was created by Global Fiberglass Solutions (GFS) and Washington State University and may be suitable for a range of green manufacturing applications.

The 173-foot long wind blades were damaged in a storm and collected from Portland General Electric’s Tucannon River Wind Farm located in Eastern Washington. In the reclamation process, small sections of wind turbine blades and fibers were blended with a composition of resins and other materials developed by GFS.

According to CEO Don Lilly, GFS has a patented process in place that in combination with innovative machinery can take fiberglass and carbon fiber from efficient shredding and grinding to manufacturing commercially ready high-grade products.

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