This EPSRC knowledge transfer project is a collaboration between the University of Leeds, the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and the Department for International Trade.
The project aims to start to integrate circular economy into offshore wind infrastructure design, operation and end-of-use management. A series of outputs will be delivered such as industry and government events, policy and practice briefings, and a framework for circular economy in offshore wind and baseline of current “circular” practices.
It also supports knowledge exchange across low-carbon energy and oil & gas and offshore wind sectors, and prepares the ground for a 5-year joint industry partnership on a circular economy for the wind sector. Lead researcher: Dr Anne Velenturf.