Utility backs push to recycle wind turbine blades in Wyoming

Read the full story in the Casper Star-Tribune.

The state’s largest utility has stepped up to find ways to recycle old wind turbine blades instead of tossing them into a landfill.

PacifiCorp recently started transporting retired wind turbine blades from Wyoming out to Tennessee where researchers there are searching for ways to keep 100 tons of blades out of landfills. Though the blades make up only about 10% of a wind turbine’s total material, they are often made with fiberglass and can’t be recycled or easily repurposed.

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