A novel resin could be used as a future wind blade material that can be recycled to make new turbine components or an array of other products ranging from car parts to gummy bear sweets, claim researchers at Michigan State University.

Scientists at the university said a new composite resin developed in its labs is durable enough to be used to make blades but then dissolvable at end of life, allowing it to be recast in a form sufficiently robust for use on fresh wind turbines or chemically reconfigured in a wide range of other forms.