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

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.
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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)

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AZVI SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 186 217,50

CONTROLWARE CVOA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 303 349,20

BRIJSSE MINERALS & RECYCLING BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 76 580

CEMEX UK CEMENT LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 69 125,40

GRANAR Sp. z o. o.

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 292 900

TRL LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 329 915,50

COMUNIDAD DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 234 868

POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 322 960

TEMECAL CALDEREROS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 72 720

DONG ENERGY THERMAL POWER AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 42 059,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 603862

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    30 November 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 842 040,58

  • EU contribution

    € 2 447 525

Coordinated by:

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain