CHM Award Finalist Asefma

chm, Madrid City Council and Eiffage-UHU-AOPJA: finalists for the third edition of the Best Environmental Practices Awards to the paving sector.

chm, which had already been selected as a finalist in the first edition of the Best Environmental Practices Awards to the paving sector, was chosen again as a finalist in this third edition of the awards.

The Spanish Association of Asphalt Mixture Manufacturers (ASEFMA) technical committee publicised three Spanish projects linked to asphalt mixtures in 2016 for their environmental responsibility and impact on the sector. The projects participated in the only national awards for sustainability in the field of asphalt paving.

The technical committee of the Spanish Association of Asphalt Mixture Manufacturers (ASEFMA) announced the three finalists of the 3rd “Environmental Best Practices” Awards in the field of manufacture, spreading, application and transport of asphalt mixtures. chm, Madrid City Council and Eiffage-UHU-AOPJA put forward the most significant projects in terms of environmental innovation and sustainability for asphalt paving. The three Spanish projects on asphalt mixtures in 2016 participated in the only national award for sustainability in the field of asphalt paving and were recognised for their environmental responsibility and impact on the sector.

The three projects taking part in the only national award in Spain for the “best environmental practices in 2016” in the field of bituminous mixtures were: “Micro-incrustation of aggregates, an environmental and sustainable technique for improving adhesion on roads” presented by chm; “Reuse of agricultural plastic waste in the manufacture of bituminous mixtures for use on roads following the dry technology route” by Eiffage in partnership with the Complex Fluids Engineering Research Group CFLab-TEP185 of the University of Huelva and the Public Works Agency of the Andalusia Regional Government; and “Madrid City Council’s Promotion of sustainable asphalt paving development 2014-16” by the Madrid City Council.

The jury, composed of members of the technical committee of the 11th ASEFMA National Conference, evaluated the projects presented with special emphasis on the criteria of originality, innovation, repercussion on the sector and environmental improvements. They also assessed the presentation of the practice, the graphic material created and the project report. The projects chosen as finalists were considered to be the best environmentally friendly practices developed in Spain in the field of asphalt mixtures.

The “Best Environmental Practices” Awards is a sector initiative that seeks to highlight R&D in the field of asphalt mixtures and reports technical, economic, sustainable and environmentally friendly advances. It addresses the growing environmental sensitivity of asphalt manufacturers and those linked to its production, transport and application.