Recyclable wind turbine blades? Definitely needed! The National Science Foundation is giving $1.9m to Uni of Massachusetts & Uni of Wichita to find “biological-derived materials for biodegradable blade materials that replace carbon-fiber composites and petroleum-based epoxies, the current industry standard.” Likely some form of bio-based plastic made from soybean, linseed and other vegetable oils, plus cellulose fibers will form next generation of blades.
Weyerhaeuser To Sell Cellulose Fibers Pulp Mills To International Paper For $2.2 Billion In Cash: Strategic review of liquid packaging and publishing papers facilities is ongoing (Investor.Weyerhaeuser.com 02 May 2016)
The formula used to make Zeoform imitates a natural glue-free process called hydroxyl bonding, whereby cellulose fibers stick together in water. According to Zeo this process is non-toxic, requiring no chemicals or glues, and is "energy and water efficient."