Carbo4Power was represented at the Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture in Düsseldorf, Germany – Dec 2022

The Carbo4Power partners Fraunhofer IFAM and Ore Catapult, represented the project at the 13th edition of the Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture. This event took place in Düsseldorf, Germany from the 13-15 December 2022. IFAM gave a presentation: ‘Materials for erosion protection – Elastomeric coatings for leading edge protection ‘.

The event examined the manufacturing and performance of wind blade composites for large windmills. There are challenges to be overcome in production such as bringing in cost-effective automation and speeding up manufacturing, as well as developing inspection technologies for quality control both in the factory and at the installation site of the turbine. Longer blades are coming on to the market to raise power generation capability and some companies are choosing to develop modular structures for ease of transportation. This is a global marketplace with suppliers going where the demand is greatest. The next edition of Wind Turbine Blade will take place on 5-7 December 2023 at Maritim Hotel in Düsseldorf. Find out more at