Regen Fiber last week unveiled its wind turbine recycling solution and announced its new facility in Fairfax has started production. Owned by Travero, a subsidiary of Alliant Energy, Regen Fiber’s recycling solution shreds wind turbine blades at the end of their life rather than burning the blades or burying them in landfills. Regen’s solution then extracts usable components and transforms them into products that are used in construction materials, such as concrete. The all-mechanical recycling process avoids using heat or chemicals. “Our process not only provides a sustainable method of disposing of wind turbine blades but also supports businesses in achieving their sustainability goals and reducing the carbon footprint on construction projects that use our products,” Lisha Coffey, president of Travero, said in a prepared statement. According to a news release, Regen Fiber expects to process more than 30,000 tons of blades each year at the Fairfax facility, with the ability to increase production in the future. In addition to its headquarters in Fairfax, the company has established strategic partnerships nationwide, including a facility in Des Moines that recycles new turbine blade manufacturing scrap material and a blade processing facility in Texas.