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    Iberdrola and FCC will recycle wind turbine blades on an industrial scale in Navarra, Spain

    June 1, 2022 - CE Noticias Financieras


      Iberdrola, through its PERSEO program, and FCC Ámbito, a subsidiary of FCC Servicios Medio Ambiente, have launched EnergyLOOP to lead the recycling of components from renewable facilities. Their first project will be a wind turbine blade recycling plant in Navarra, where they will invest 10 million euros.

      The initial objective will be the recovery of wind turbine blade components -mostly glass and carbon fibers and resins- and their reuse in sectors such as energy, aerospace, automotive, textile, chemical or construction.

      To this end, the new company EnergyLOOP plans to set up Spain's first blade recycling plant in Navarra. The facility will be located in the south of this autonomous community, a strategic location due to its proximity to wind farms and good connections with other regions with abundant wind power facilities.

      Innovative value chain

      The plant will be the first industrial-scale plant in Europe and will place Spain at the technological forefront of this industry. It will also contribute to the creation of an innovative and dynamic value chain. To this end, EnergyLOOP expects to create around 100 direct and indirect jobs over the decade and plans to invest around 10 million euros in the first facility.

      The project is supported by the Government of Navarra, as it is a strategic activity that positions the region at the forefront of the renewable energy sector by introducing technological innovation and circularity components and is aligned with regional smart specialization.

      The initiative undertaken by Iberdrola and FCC Ámbito has the support of Siemens Gamesa, which will play a key role in this project, both for its knowledge and experience in the recycling of blades and for its penetration in Spain, with 53% of all the wind farms installed in the country.

      The birth of EnergyLOOP reinforces the circular economy strategies of FCC Ámbito and Iberdrola, which understand this production and consumption model as a key lever for the energy transition. Therefore, they will seek to develop equally cutting-edge recycling solutions for other components of renewable facilities, such as solar photovoltaic panels or batteries, as the needs of these markets so demand.

      With this approach, the new company will seek to establish the necessary alliances for the effective valorization of waste, extending the positive impact of the initiative to other actors along the entire value chain. It will also contribute to the research and development necessary for the effective circularity of these materials.


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