CO2 reduction on asphalt mixing plants potential and practical solutions

The necessity for the global reduction of CO2 emissions has by now been recognized by all countries. The ambitious targets for the CO2 reductions set by the different governments can only be achieved if all industries are contributing with their best technologies to lower the emissions. The Australian asphalt industry is asked to do its utmost to reduce greenhouse gases. In recent times new technologies have been developed and proven their efficiency in the reduction of CO2 in the production of asphalt. The potential for the CO2 reduction by the Australian asphalt industry is in the order of 25 per cent of its present value, this represents an enormous annual saving of 100,000 tonnes of CO2. This paper reviews the potential for CO2 reduction in the asphalt industry, using the latest technologies. The different measurements are quantified based on the achievements already reached on asphalt plants which are using these latest technologies and best practice. Finally potential and practical solutions for the Australian asphalt industry for the contribution of CO2 reduction are shown. (a) For the covering record of the conference, please refer to ITRD no. E218387.

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  • Authors:
    • JENNY, R
  • Publication Date: 2009-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21P (DAY 1, SESSION 5)
  • Monograph Title: Australian Asphalt Paving Association thirteenth international flexible pavements conference, Sunday 11th - Wednesday 14th October, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01153049
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2010 9:13AM