|About this Abstract
||2023 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Energy Technologies and CO2 Management
||Analysis of Environmental Impact of Vertical Axis Wind Turbine using Circular Economy Approach
||Satyendra Dayalu, Shalini Verma, Akshoy Ranjan Paul, Nawshad Haque
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The need for energy is constantly growing due to economic, population growth, and technological advancement. In India, coal is the largest contributor with about 75% in electricity generation in 2019 but coal combustion produces higher emissions. Thus, the contribution of renewables (especially wind) is gaining importance in recent years due to its’ easy availability and low carbon emission. The wind turbine does not impact the environment in its operational phase, however, raw material extraction, production, transportation and decommissioning affect the environment through the harmful emissions. The aim of this study is to integrate the circular economy in the life cycle of VAWT. The study will present the assessment of environmental impact for baseline case and circular economy scenario (recycling and reusing) of materials used in VAWT production. Integration of circular economy with wind energy is likely to be a sustainable transition with reduced emissions.