A Sustainable Solution: Compostable Wind Turbine Blades

8/22/2023; 2 minutes

Wind turbine blades are a major source of environmental pollution and waste. Learn how UC Davis is creating an ecologically sound solution for their disposal. Students, faculty and researchers in the Advanced Composites Research, Engineering and Science (ACRES) lab in the UC Davis College of Engineering are building compostable wind turbine blades from bamboo and mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms. While the researchers are currently focused on building a wind turbine blade prototype, incorporating mycelium into building materials could have larger implications for sustainable structures. (#39206)

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