Chinese wind turbine maker Mingyang Smart Energy (MYSE) has unveiled a large-scale blade fabricated almost entirely from recycled materials, the first such model in Asia, with Western outfits Gamesa, Vestas and GE the only other OEMs to have hatched sustainability-focused concepts so far.

The 75.5-metre-long MYSE unit, said to have “over 95% recyclability”, is engineered around “a composite of epoxy pultruded plate and sandwich core material” and uses green thermosetting resin-infusion molding technology supplied by Swancor.