Not a wind-up: wind turbine blades become chewy candy for kids
Supposed to taste like real ones: gummy bears made from turbine blade biopolymer (Photo: Michigan State University/John Dorgan)
Researchers at US-based University of Michigan are ready to offer an innovative solution for one of the most difficult-to-recycle products out there – wind turbine blades. Said researchers have come up with a biopolymer that can be used to make the gargantuan sections of the rotors used for wind energy with the help of synthetic resins and glass fibres.

After a few very secret steps, these blades can be recycled into the base material for gummy bears, among other things, of course.

So, no more landfills full of wind turbines; instead, they make children happy, during and after their lifespan. Let’s just hope though that all the glass fibres and chemicals are removed during this recycling process, lest the gummy-bear-eating experience become more unpleasant than usual – kids and grown-ups might not love that so!
02.09.2022 [251074-0]
Published on 02.09.2022

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