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Abstract

The Conference Of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow last year considered how we might limit global warming driving climate change. The light-weighting of transport structures and systems that is possible using fibre-reinforced polymer-matrix composites can make a significant contribution to the reduction of use of (either fossil or renewable) fuels. The wind (and other renewable energy technologies in due course) turbine industry is heavily dependent on composite technologies for large arrays, with one recent turbine design having a rotor diameter of 236 m (Vestas V236-15.0 MW™). The composites industry should seek alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth, 9 Industry Innovation and Infrastructure, and 12 Sustainable Consumption and Production.

Publication Date

2022-10-18

Publication Title

Composites Sustainability Report 2022

First Page

141

Last Page

145

Embargo Period

2022-11-23

Organisational Unit

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

Keywords

composites, infusion, moulding

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