Wind Recycling Concepts // DecomBlades and DecomTools Conference

Event duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Venue: Carlsberg Lounge, Blue Water Arena, Esbjerg Konference & Event, Gl. Vardevej 82, 6700 Esbjerg, Denmark

Join our Conference on Wind Recycling Concepts and meet stakeholders from different sectors working within the field of decommissioning in the wind industry.

We have gathered experts from universities, industries, and ports to assure an all-around approach of the topic. The conference is hosted by the two projects DecomBlades and DecomTools funded by Innovation fund Denmark and Interreg North Sea.


During the conference you will gain knowledge of the different decommissioning processes such as:

  • Shredding and pyrolysis of blades
  • The legal framework regulating the decommissioning possibilities
  • The role of the ports in decommissioning processes


Furthermore, we will present an Use case scenario of 30 LM 48.7m blades located at the Port of Esbjerg

We will have breaks and break out-sessions during the day, which will assure you having plenty of network possibilities meeting stakeholders from the whole value chain.  


Participant target group


  • Project partners from the two projects (DecomTools and DecomBlades)  
  • Recycling industry
  • Ports 
  • Supply chain (Ports and Windpower industry)  
  • Universities  
  • Reference groups DecomBlades Value chain 





Date: Sep 7, 2022

Time: 9.30-15.00  

Place: Esbjerg Konference & Event, Gl. Vardevej 82, 6700 Esbjerg, Denmark

Language: English  


9.30:   Breakfast and registration 

10.00: Welcome and intro by Thomas Vohs-Ahlers, Head of Membership & Sales, Energy Cluster Denmark 

10.10: Project presentations

  • DecomBlades by Daniel Kamyno Rasmussen, Manager Owners WF Engineering & Configuration, Ørsted


  • DecomTools by Dr. Stephan Kotzur, Director of the Institute for Logistics, University of applied Sciences Emden/Leer

10.30: Use case scenario (base case 30 LM 48.7m blades located at Esbjerg Harbour) from DecomBlades by Kristine Wilhelm Lund, Ph.D, University of Southern Denmark  

10.50: How bis is the problem by Marcus Bentin,  Professor at Department of Maritime Sciences, University of applied Sciences Emden/Leer  

11.05: The end of life of wind turbines: Social, spatial and legal considerations of decommissioning by David Philipp Rudolph, Reseacher, Department of Wind Energy, Society, Market and Policy,   DTU, Wind Energy Systems Division 

11.15: Coffee break 

11.30: Gap analysis by Ing. Harm Korporaal, De Lauwershorst BV 

11.45: Ports central role in offshore decommissioning activities  by Theis Gisselbaek, CCO, Port of Grenaa  

12.00: Pre-Processing and shredding of wind turbine blades/mechanical shredding by Sophus Borch, Product Manager, H.J Hansen 

12.15: Pyrolysis results and findings by  

          Chemical recycling of WTBs in DecomTools by Nina Vielen-Kallio, Project Manager, ECHT 


          Pyrolysis by Irene Bach Velling Villadsen, Project Manager | Project Execution, MAKEEN EnviroTech a/s 

12.45: Lunch 

13.30: Decommisioning as business concept - Product development of recycled windmills by Jan Jaap Folmer, Chief Upp! and Founder Upp!

13.45: Q&A 

13.50: Break out session - Reference Groups (coffee and cake)

  1. Pre Decommisioning (Logistics, Ports, Turbine Manufacturers, Shredders etc.
  2. Recycling Technologies (Pyrolysis, Cement Co-Processing etc.)

14.35: Sum up by all 

14.45: Thank you for today 



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