Innovation in bio-recycling of old asphalt pavements
The BioRePavation project aims to evaluate innovations in pavement recycling technics using alternative binders from renewable biomass. From a societal point of view, objective is to save natural resources in line with international movement toward non petroleum industries.
Three alternative materials, close to industrialization, will be tested
A demonstration site will be built on the IFSTTAR facility
Durability of the test tracks will be evaluated with an accelerated testing facility
Risk and Safety will be also assessed
IFSTTAR (France - coordinator – will evaluate durability at full scale)
EIFFAGE Infra (France – will produce an alternative binder & carry mix design test )
Iowa State University (USA - will produce a bio-asphalt)
Arizona Chemical (Netherlands – will produce a bio-based performance additive)
Western Research Institute (USA – will carry non-destructive in-situ evaluation)
University of Nottingham (UK - will conduct life cycle and risk assessment)
SAVE THE DATE & REGISTER (link here) : BioRePavation event - Demonstrator opening day - July the 6th, 2017, Nantes
BioRePavation aims to demonstrate that reuse of reclaimed asphaltic materials from pavements can be facilitated using bio-materials. To do so, three technical solutions are proposed aiming to reduce the use of virgin aggregates and petroleum bitumen for road maintenance and construction. An innovative non-destructive technique, for the monitoring of material ageing, will be also assessed.
In order to show that these techniques can be implemented on road networks, the BioRePavation consortium will build during May 2017 a demonstrator at full scale where the innovative solutions will be assessed using the Ifsttar accelerated pavement testing facility.
We are organizing, 6th of July 2017, an opening day, in order to inform road infrastructure stakeholders about these innovative techniques.
Recommendation for the mix design in presence of RAP and alternative binders
Structural design guide for clean pavement
Environmental assessment in comparison to the use of conventional materials