On sustainable asphalt: A tete-a-tete

On sustainable asphalt: A tete-a-tete

Sustainability has been part of the road building conversation for decades. Yet improvements that make the methods and machines more environmentally friendly continue to gain momentum. Industry leaders increasingly see green practices as not only a way to better the world, but a tactic to improve profitability, too.

At the forefront of such sustainable efforts is Dr Hans-Friedrich Peters, Executive Vice President of Ammann’s Plants Division. Dr Peters provided an in-depth look at how asphalt production has become more sustainable – and a glimpse at what’s on the horizon, too.

Speaking on other countries increasingly adopting recycling, Dr Peters adds, “Many countries that did not initially adopt recycling are now moving ahead rather quickly. China is an example of this. The country is leveraging some of Ammann’s most advanced recycling plants and creating mix with extremely high percentages of RAP.”

“On the high end of RAP utilisation is the Ammann ABP HRT (high recycling technology) asphalt-mixing plant. As stated, it can produce mix with up to 100 per cent RAP,” he adds.

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