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Use of eco-friendly materials for a new concept of Asphalt Pavements for a Sustainable Environment

Objective

Main objective of the project is the demonstration and validation of an eco-innovative design of asphalt pavements based on the integration of more sustainable materials into its production cycle. This goal will be achieved by working on two asphalt mixtures’ main components, binders and aggregates. On the binder side, the aim is to replace almost the 100% of the bitumen by greener materials from renewable raw sources, e.g. vegetable oils, by-products of bioethanol production. On the aggregates’ side, efforts will be made on the valorization of Construction and Demolition Waste and in the use of reclaimed asphalt for asphalt mixtures.
Abstract: Road transport is the most important mode of surface transport in Europe- the EU-27 disposes of 5.000.000 km of paved roads- and it is fundamental to its social and economic development. The asphalt industry is one of the largest consumers of energy and raw materials, and highest contributor to the emission of greenhouses gases. Developing novel technologies to integrate waste and recycled materials into the production cycle of asphalt mixtures is a solution that improves both sustainability and cost-efficiency of the asphalt pavement industry reducing the CO2 footprint of these pavements and the environmental impact and associated costs related to the waste generation and disposal. In this context, a new concept of eco-asphalt is presented combining greener binders, recycling aggregates from C&DW and reclaimed asphalt within an integrated solution for asphalt pavements.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 516 830,15
Administrative Contact
Miguel Angel Paris Torres (Mr.)

Participants (10)

AZVI SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 186 217,50
Address
Calle Almendralejo 5
41019 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Domingo Pérez Mira (Mr.)
CONTROLWARE CVOA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 303 349,20
Address
Dreve Richelle 168
1410 Waterloo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Birgitte Holt Andersen (Dr.)
BRIJSSE MINERALS & RECYCLING BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 76 580
Address
Ouwegemsesteenweg 30
9750 Zingem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yvan Brijsse (Mr.)
CEMEX UK CEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 69 125,40
Address
Cold Harbour Lane Cemex House Cemex Uk Operations
TW20 8TD Thorpe Egham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Ashfield (Mr.)
GRANAR Sp. z o. o.
Poland
EU contribution
€ 292 900
Address
Ulica Sady Zoliborskie Lok 137 3
01-770 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Artur Klimaszewski (Mr.)
TRL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 329 915,50
Address
Crowthorne House Nine Mile Ride
RG40 3GA Wokingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matthew Wayman (Mr.)
COMUNIDAD DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 234 868
Address
C/princesa 5
28008 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Concepcion Iborra Medina (Mrs.)
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 322 960
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karol Kowalski (Prof.)
TEMECAL CALDEREROS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 72 720
Address
Calle Soladores 12
28891 Velilla San Antonio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jesús Martínez Jareño (Mr.)
DONG ENERGY THERMAL POWER AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 42 059,25
Address
Kraftvaerksvej 53
7000 Fredericia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ipsen Lars (Mr.)