Current Teams

Cycle 2: Energy Efficient Recycling of Fiberglass Waste for Reuse in Construction

Home Institution: CUNY

The Team
Technical Lead - Ardavan Yazdanbakhsh (top left)
Entrepreneurial Lead - Sandy Rampaul (bottom left)
Advisor - Larry Bank (top right)
Advisor - Dominick Pilla (bottom right)
The Project

Fiberglass (FRP) wind turbines came to New York State in 2000. The maximum service life of FRP wind blades is 20 years. FRP recycling is energy-intensive and expensive, which is discouraging to investors of wind energy industry. This CUNY team is presenting a less energy-intensive recycling approach, where the recyclates can be incorporated in commercially used concrete, and potentially other construction materials.