Low-temperature asphalt saves 0.9l of heating oil per tonne
Apart from the recycling of raw materials, the amount of energy used is a major factor when it comes to operating the asphalt mixing plants efficiently, with maximum environmental friendliness. Here too, Balgorza are in the vanguard – with an innovative foamed bitumen module for producing low-temperature asphalts, a global technology trend. The asphalt is prepared at a temperature of 110°C, some 50°C lower than the 160°C required for con-ventional asphalt. This reduces energy consumption for asphalt production by around 9kWh/t, which equates to 0.9l of heating oil. CO2 emissions are also reduced: Balgorza’s ECO 3000 achieves this by using foamed bitumen, an innovative binding agent.