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Ashland to supply resin for wind turbine tower project

A US$1.1 million grant by the Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program is funding a research project to fabricate composite wind turbine towers from resin supplied by Ashland Performance Materials.

The other collaborators in the project include the University of Dayton Research Institute and Ohio, USA, based companies Ershigs, WebCore Technologies Inc, and the Edison Materials Technology Center (EMTEC).

“This is a great opportunity to meet a significant need in this rapidly-growing market,” says Cedric Ball, marketing projects leader, Ashland Performance Materials. “Steel towers for large wind turbines have reached size and weight limits for over-the-road transport. Composite towers potentially solve this problem.”

Work is planned to begin in April.

For more information about this project see: UDRI tests composite wind turbine towers.

  • Last year, Ashland announced its participation in the University of Maine’s Offshore Wind Consortium, DeepCwind project that was awarded an $8 million grant from the federal government’s stimulus programme. For more information about this project see: Ashland to supply resin to US wind project.

Ashland Performance Materials, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc (NYSE: ASH), manufactures unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins.

 

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