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.