The LIFE CarbonGreen project brings together 6 partners from 3 EU nations. We – scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers, sociologists, chemists, and economics – are collaborating to develop solutions that will address the environmental crisis while also renewing natural resources. Our strength comes from our rich ecosystem, from start-ups to industry partners, and experts with different backgrounds.
Ivo van Dongen from Stichting Surplus says that “CarbonGreen project fits our mission; we want to secure social inclusion of all members of the society. The production work foreseen gives our workers the possibility to build up further working experience and to contribute to a circular value chain too. By participating in the CarbonGreen project we show our employees, workers, the customers and the society as a whole that all of us can to something to contribute to a better world. Stichting Surplus wants to be known as a social work provider with a clear vision on how to contribute to a reduction of the ecological footprint.”
Gustav Frid from Vattenfall tells us that “We have made a promise to recycle 50% of its wind turbine blades by 2025 and 100% by 2030. This strategic target means that we already today need to approach and try out recycling solutions that can be a part of the end-of-life treatment for wind turbine blades in future decommissioning projects. Composite waste is seen as almost impossible to recycle. That is why it is important to show that there are solutions out there. Our strategic targets around recycling of wind turbine blades put the finger on it and so does concrete action as well do the Irene Vorrink recycling pilot in which CarbonGreen is responsible for recycling 50 ton of material. The vision is to find closed loops for materials and that circular economy can be a cornerstone in a sustainable society.”
Santiago Gómez Cuervo from Aimen shares that “the CarbonGreen project is relevant because it transforms industrial residues into high-value market products. At Aimen, we are demonstrating the potential uses of this recycled blade material in environmental applications such as wastewater treatments and biogas upgrading; and in for the creation of new advance materials. This kind of projects are essential to provide waste management solutions. The conversion of waste into valuable products is the near future to achieve sustainable development and reduce the stress caused by industrial development on nature”.