End-of-Life Issues for Onshore Wind Farms Conference

May 27, 2022 11:30 am

The Conference will take place on Friday 27th May 2022, in the Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Ireland. The conference will begin at 12 noon Irish Summer Time and continue until 5.30 pm, it will be both online and in-person. Click here to register.


Lawrence Bank of City University New York and Georgia Tech, USA Researcher in Composite Repurposing and Wind Turbine Blade Recycling

Paul Leahy of University College Cork (UCC), Lecturer in Wind Energy

Dave Linehan Wind Energy Ireland’s Head of Research

Dorcas Mikindani First Year PhD Student in UCC

Angela Nagle Final Year PhD Student in UCC

Kieran Ruane of Munster Technological University, Lecturer in Civil Engineering

Anne Velenturf of Leeds University, Researcher in the Circular Economy

The conference will deal with issues around the circular economy, the difficulties of recycling wind turbine components especially the turbine blades and repurposing ideas for blades proposed by the Re-Wind Network. The conference will also look forward to work from the WindValue project which started in March 2022.

11.30 am Tea and Coffee Networking
12 noon Paul Leahy Welcome from the Re-Wind Leader in UCC and Mentor for the Wind Value Project
12.10 pm Dorcas Mikindani Presentation: The Plan for the Wind Value project
12.20 pm Dave Linehan Presentation: An Industry Perspective
12.30 pm Paul Leahy Lecture: Some of the Issues for Wind Farm End of Life
1.00 pm Lunch break  
2.00 pm Angela Nagle Presentation from an ERI Student: Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment of a Pedestrian Bridge made from Discarded Wind Blades
2.15 pm Kieran Ruane Lecture: Blade Bridge Construction
2.45 pm Larry Bank Lecture: Repurposing possibilities
3.15 pm Coffee break  
3.45 pm Anne Velenturf Lecture: Context of a Circular Economy
4.15 pm Panel Q&A Anne Velenturf, Dave Linehan, Kieran Ruane, Lawrence Bank and Paul Leahy
5.15 pm Peter Deeney Conclusions, Thanks

The conference will be held in the Environmental Research Institute, Lee Road, Cork T23 XE10 and will be online using Zoom.

Click here to register.

The number of complimentary Research Student in-person attendees is currently limited to 8 of the 25 registered attendees. Enquiries to ei.eulavdniw@ecnerefnoC