Project ProGrESS first face-to-face meeting kicks off at ACG

ACG and LMC host first in-person Project ProGrESS meeting in Glasgow

A pioneering new project gets properly underway this week to develop Britain’s first wind turbine blade recycling pilot plant. Project PRoGrESS is a £2 million, three-year scheme, that is part-funded by Innovate UK and leading industry partner Aker Offshore Wind, and seeks to deliver a circular model for wind turbine blades to support the UK’s ambitious climate change targets. Led in Scotland, it will benefit the wider UK economy and create green jobs.

Partners in the world-leading scheme met for two days at the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Composites Group (ACG) facilities and at the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre (LMC) – a specialist centre within the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) Group, as work starts on the three-year project.

Dr Liu Yang, Head of the ACG at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering adds:

It is a great pleasure to meet all of our partners at the campus and showcase what we are doing in the area of composites recycling and sustainability. We are strongly committed to this partnership and are looking forward to working together.

Read the full article at Composites UK.

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