Bio-sourced asphalt from the Canadian forest industry


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Pointe-Claire, QC

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FPInnovations is developing a lignin-modified asphalt formulation suitable for the Canadian paving industry.  For this project, the company plans to produce a lignin-modified hot mix asphalt that meets all performance requirements of road owners and asphalt producers. The process would reduce GHG emissions by replacing some of the non-renewable, fossil-based bitumen with renewable, bio-sourced lignin in asphalt production. Emissions reductions are estimated to grow up to 30,000 tonnes CO2e per year in Alberta by 2030, as commercialization advances.