2 November 2015
Breakthrough in the use of reclaimed asphalt in Porous Asphalt mixtures

Percentage of raw material recycling triples to over 90 percent

Utrecht, 22 October 2015 - BAM has succeeded in producing industrial scale ZOAB (porous asphalt concrete) that comprises 93 percent recovered raw materials. Compared to current ZOAB recycling percentages, which amount to 0% to 30%, this means a breakthrough in sustainable asphalt production. The successful trial involving approximately 60 tonnes of ZOAB took place on Thursday 22 October on the site of the Brabantse Asfalt Centrale (Brabant Asphalt Plant) in Helmond. BAM developed this innovative production method in the framework of the European Life+ demonstration project, LE2AP.

11 June 2015
Life+ le2ap

Within the scope of LE2AP and the desire to exchange knowledge with relevant Life+ projects, a number of LE2AP team members paid a visit to the University of Cantabria. During the meeting, the developments of three Life+ projects were presented and discussed:
• Desso explained its Close Loop Carpet project. The objective of this project is to optimise the recycling of carpet tiles;
• Grupo de Investigacion de Tecnologica de la Construccion of the University of Cantabria explained the Green Road and Polymix projects. The focus of these demonstration projects is on the application of alternative recycling components in bituminous mixtures. The meeting’s participants paid a visit to the test sections of the Green Road Project;
• BAM presented its preliminary results with LE2AP, the responses to which were very positive.

23 April 2015

Approximately one hundred invitees (including employees of BAM) attended the LE2AP midterm seminar in Helmond. The focus of the gathering was on knowledge exchange with various target groups including representatives of national and regional authorities, consultancy firms, building companies and private companies.