Father and son explore commercial viability of wind turbine recycling

GILLETTE — In the past several years, wind turbines have been popping up all over Wyoming. For Jess Anderson, this raised a question that he wanted to find a better answer to: What happens to the wind turbine blades when they’re no longer usable?

“I read they were burying them in landfills, and I felt like there ought to be something better to be done with them than bury them,” he said.

But Jess learned it was hard to do any research on the idea.

“I just found it difficult to get much information on them, to get a look at them, even,” he said. “And to get a blade to experiment with was just ab...

 

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