Global Fiberglass Solutions is Taking the Wind Industry One Shade Greener
Sweetwater, TX -- Can this really be happening? Would you like to claim “Our wind energy is truly sustainable!”? Wind turbine blade decommissioning--at the end of a blade’s life cycle—has been a roadblock to sustainability for the wind industry for a number of years. While towers and nacelles can be reclaimed, fiberglass blades, which are non-degradable, are often sent to landfills. This creates a negative impact on the environment.
Now comes the good part. Global Fiberglass Solutions of Texas, LLC (GFS) has been called a game changer in the wind industry. In the last four years, GFS has been collecting end-of-life blades and fiberglass waste efficiently diverting them from landfill to new products. In the last year alone, GFS has saved over 48,000,000 lbs of blade material from landfill. How did they do it? With science, of course! GFS has taken material science developed in labs to the industrial level. This empowered GFS to service some of the biggest names in the global wind industry. Together with the big players, they achieve sustainability and improve transition to a cradle-to-cradle economy.
GFS has developed its own digital technology to support its material science. This patented software provides real-time data, specs and the location of each blade. Utilization of this digital innovation allows GFS to track the composite structure of each blade, making the material science and recycling process easier and more efficient. Blades are tracked from point of collection all the way through manufacturing. All new products carry a “Certificate of Manufacturing”, which identifies the recycled blades used in production. OEM and wind farm operators can receive a “Certificate of Decommissioning” and certify the full environmental sustainability of their repowering projects.
The concept of a cradle-to-cradle economy is spreading worldwide. The need for GFS to support the wind industry is growing every day. Global Fiberglass Solutions has offices in the US, Canada, Hong Kong, Germany, and the company continues to expand each year. The world wants to remove landfills from the equation and make wind energy greener and more sustainable. GFS is here to provide this option. GFS’ mission is to protect the environment and to support cradle-to-cradle economic goals worldwide.
GFS holds over a dozen US and international patents covering material processing and product manufacturing. Further patents are pending. To learn more about Global Fiberglass Solutions or to become a partner in the growing cradle-to-cradle economy, please visit http://www.global-fiberglass.com.