BladeBridge repurposes decommissioned wind turbine blades into sustainable infrastructure, decoupling the production of renewable energy from the generation of waste.

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What We Can Do

Blade End-Of-Life Management

BladeBridge collaborates with wind farm owners & operators to provide sustainable end-of-life options for decommissioned blade material.

Circular Design

Leveraging research-driven methodologies, we evaluate the residual strength of the blades and design innovative products and infrastructure to repurpose them.

Sustainable Products

Our products use blades as a substitute for high-carbon raw material, creating infrastructure with significantly lower environmental impact which is in-line with green public procurement initiatives.

Recent Products

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Midleton To Youghal Greenway Bridge – This 5.5m bridge spans a flood channel on the Dungourney River, 3km from Midleton train station on the Midleton to Youghal Greenway. 

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Achill Sound Greenway Furniture – Three pieces of street furniture were commissioned by Mayo County Council in September 2023, for the opening of the Achill Greenway.

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County Clare Furniture Project – We are collaborating with Perch Furniture Design and Clare Local Development Company to create blade furniture for a local community centre.

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Electrical Infrastructure Development – We’re developing e-bike charging stations and blade towers, to support the expansion of circular infrastructure for cleaner electrification.

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E-Hub – We are excited to announce our collaboration with ESB, a leading energy company, to develop a pioneering e-mobility Hub using repurposed wind turbine blades.

How BladeBridge Can Help You

  • Wind Farm operators planning to decommission: We  offer the best end-of-life option for  unwanted blade material. 

  • Planners of active transport: BladeBridge creates bridges and street furniture with lower environmental impact than conventional products, as measured using Life Cycle Assessment. 

  • Contractors bidding on active transport tenders: We can improve your tendering prospects by offering products exceeding Green Public Procurement requirements. 

  • Engineering firms interested in circular raw materials: We characterise blade material for use as low carbon structural components 

  • Anyone interested in circular products.

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Blade Repurposing Innovation doesn't just happen...

BladeBridge is a spin-out from the Re-Wind Network, an international research group developing blade repurposing solutions which are environmentally and socially superior to conventional products and disposal methods. The Re-Wind Network is a collection of faculty, staff and students at five academic institutions – Georgia Institute of Technology, University College Cork, Queen’s University Belfast, City University of New York and Munster Technological University – and industry affiliates.

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