SP Energy Networks paves the way for waste plastic roads

The plastic will replace part of the bitumen – the sticky, black liquid that is traditionally used to make asphalt

Rubber roads pave the way for green infrastructure

A new rubberised asphalt made of recycled waste tyres is to be trialled in Coventry

Road industry could save £46.2m using ‘low energy materials’

The UK road industry could save millions of pounds in energy costs over the next 10 years by using low energy road building materials. That’s according to a three-year study conducted by the Carbon Trust and Lafarge Tarmac, a sustainable building materials group, which claims improving the carbon efficiency of the manufacture of road materials […]

Asphalt plants get energy kit for demand response

Aggregate Industries’ asphalt-making plants are getting technology to adjust their energy demand to help balance the National Grid. Asphalt made at the 40-odd sites across the UK has gone into the M8 motorway extension to Scotland, London’s Olympic Park and Silverstone Race Track. Bitumen tanks used to make the asphalt will be fitted with a […]