26 Oct '13, 4pm

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Rare Earth Elements from a Life Cycle Assessments perspective Rare earths elements are naturally-occurring elements that, once mined and processed, can be used in a variety of industrial applications: permanent magnets used in wind turbines, hybrid car motors, components for military hardware and other high-tech applications. In Vestas the rare earth elements are used in the magnets found in the tower and in the permanent-magnet generators in some of the newer models – the V112-3.0 MW and 2.0 MW GridStreamer™ platform. The rare earths elements are used to improve the performance of turbines by making the generators more efficient and more grid-compatible. This allows Vestas to reduce the size of the generator and therefore use fewer other resources (steel, composite structural materials, etc.) and create a smaller carbon footprint. Vestas uses approximately 68kg of neodymi...

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