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11th to 13th September 2019

University of Padova, Padova (Padua, Italy)



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Use of rejuvenators in asphalt mixtures

Padova (Italy), 10th - 11th September 2019

Announcement available also here


In December 2015, the EU Commission adopted a Circular Economy Action Plan with the aim to set the European Union "on the course of the transition towards a more sustainable model for economic development". The action plan looks at the whole lifecycle of products and adopts a systemic approach that promotes partnerships along the entire value chain and across five priority sectors, among which is "Construction and Demolition" sector.

In March 2019 the Commission published a Staff Working Document on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan with 54 actions, with several actions affecting the way we will build and maintain the roads in the coming years. Among others, it can be highlighted the proposal for "New/revised EU green public procurement criteria integrating new circular economy requirements for road design, construction and maintenance".

In this context, Asphalt is one of the best tools for our Administrations to meet such requirements, as at the end of its service life, it can be re-sued 100% to build a new road. At the same time, current technologies allow the construction of new roads with a content of Reclaimed Asphalt up to 90% in hot and warm mixes and 100% in cold recycling.

EAPA Logo One of the greatest technological milestones to achieve this was the use of rejuvenators, which, by restoring the flexibility, cracking resistance and rheological properties of the mix, without reducing other important properties, allows the addition of high quantities of reclaimed asphalt in new pavements.

There is nowadays an increasing demand to classify various products on the market as "rejuvenators" and a great deal of research projects on this topic. However, there is not any harmonised method for the assessment and classification of these products. In 2018, EAPA, the European Asphalt Pavement Association, published a Guidance Document where the best knowledge of each country was included, covering different levels, from plant to unit control.

Due to the great feedback received from the industrial community and with the aim of maximising the dissemination and outreach of EAPA’s work, the Association organised the 1st EAPA Workshop on the use of rejuvenators in asphalt mixtures.

Joint EAPA-ISAP Event

The workshop will be held in Padova, beautiful historical city located in North-eastern Italy (30 km from Venice), at the Pedrocchi Café, Rossini Room - Via VIII febbraio, n. 15 - 35122 (Padova, Italy).

It will take place in the afternoon of 10th September 2019 and the morning of 11th September, followed by the 5th International ISAP Symposium on Asphalt Pavements & Environment (APE).

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Registration Fee

It is possible to register for both events (EAPA Workshop + 5th ISAP APE Symposium 2019) obtaining a fee reduction.

Registrations and payments must be done by 9th September 2019 at this Link

Final Agenda

Tuesday 10th September 2019 - Day 1
16:00 Registration and networking opportunity
16:30 Opening

François Chaignon
, EAPA President
Gabriele Tebaldi, ISAP
16:45 Laurent Porot, Presentation of EAPA Position Paper on Rejuvenators
17:15 Coffee break
17:30 Session 1
Research innovations on the use of rejuvenators in asphalt

Tine Tanghe, BRRC (Belgium)
The use of Rejuvenators: a pragmatic approach from Belgium

Tomas Koudelka, Brno University (Czech Republic)
Benchmark on rejuvenators, all rejuvenators are not equal

Martins Zaumanis, EMPA (Switzerland)
Towards 100% RA mixes - Mix evaluation and need of balanced mix design

Emmanuel Chailleux, IFSTTAR (France)
HSE evaluation for the use of rejuvenators - BioRePavation case study

Martin Hugener, RILEM TC RAP (International)
RILEM TC-264 RAP Asphalt Pavement Recycling - Update on Rejuvenators

19:30 Networking reception and closure of Day 1

Wednesday 11th September 2019 - Day 2
9:00 Session 2
Industrial experience on using rejuvenators

Edvards Pavloskis, Binders (Latvia)
Benefits of the use of rejuvenators at mix plant and specification - Case study from Latvia

Xavier Carbonneau, Routes de France (France)
Experience and barriers for the use of rejuvenators - Case study from France

José Luis Peña, ASEFMA (Spain)
Binder interaction in asphalt pavement recycling. Some experiences in Spain

Henrik Arnerdal, Traffikverket (Sweden)
Opening specification to 100% RA in asphalt mix - Case study from Sweden

Rob Hofman, Rijkswaterstaat (The Netherlands) and CEDR
Use of rejuvenators from the point of view of Road Authorities - Case study from The Netherlands

11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Session 3 - Workshop
Closure of EAPA Workshop

Breixo Gomez-Meijide, EAPA Technical Director

Dr. Breixo Gomez Meijide

EAPA - European Asphalt Pavement Association

Rue du Commerce 77, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

Mobile: +32 (0)497 17 97 54


Twitter: @B_GomezMeijide

LinkedIn: @breixogomezmeijide

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