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.
The number of complimentary Research Student in-person attendees is currently limited to 8 of the 25 registered attendees. Enquiries to Conference@windvalue.ie