Sustainable product innovation by the WIRTGEN GROUP

Wirtgen road milling machine milling off asphalt on a rural road

Our Focus – Sustainable Product Development

Efficient and sustainable solutions are already the main focus during the design and construction phases of all WIRTGEN GROUP products and technologies. WIRTGEN GROUP machines feature smart control systems and automated functions that help them achieve maximum productivity with lower fuel consumption and reduced emissions. New drive system concepts and the use of alternative fuels enable our customers to maximize sustainability in the realization of their projects.

MILL ASSIST – The Digital Machine Operator

In automatic mode, the MILL ASSIST digital assistance system for large and compact milling machines from WIRTGEN always dynamically selects the ideal balance between milling performance and fuel consumption. In ECO mode, for example, the focus is on cost optimization. MILL ASSIST makes life easier for operators, improves machine performance, and reduces CO₂ emissions, water usage, and pick wear.

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“Dash 5” - Optimized Sustainability

With the new “Dash 5” paver generation, VÖGELE has made further improvements in the areas of efficiency, sustainability, user-friendliness, and process automation. During paving, the improved VÖGELE EcoPlus emission-reduction package saves fuel, cuts CO₂ emissions by up to 25%, and makes the new pavers particularly quiet.

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Renewable Fuels

Fuels from non-fossil resources like HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) enable an effective – and above all immediate – reduction of emissions by up to 90%. The majority of WIRTGEN GROUP machines available today can be run sustainably on HVO.

HVO-compatible machines
E-Power for Zero-Emission Localities

Electrically-powered machines satisfy the increasing demand for zero emissions on local construction sites. Battery-electric drive systems are particularly suitable for mobile applications in urban settings, while stationary machines with high-powered motors can be powered by electricity from a local power grid.

Electrically-Powered Construction Equipment from the Wirtgen Group
High-Quality Rubble Recycling

You can only achieve especially high recycling rates of demolition materials when the recycled materials are properly separated and processed with the quality and purity required for your specific purposes – like the crushing and screening plants from KLEEMANN can.

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Twice the Sustainabliity: Asphalt Recycling

Today, the BENNINGHOVEN plants used in asphalt production make it possible to reuse up to 100% of the old asphalt paving material removed during rehabilitation projects. At the same time, the various processing technologies used offer significant potential for the reduction of emissions. Many of these technologies are also available as Retrofit solutions.

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Carbon-Neutral Fuels

Fuels from non-fossil sources significantly reduce emission loads and are permanently available. With the new EVO JET burners, BENNINGHOVEN offers the flexibility of being able to utilize alternative fuels from renewable sources ranging from wood dust to liquefied biomass (BtL). Now is the time to invest in sustainable technologies.

Fuels of the Future
Digitalization as a Sustainable Pacesetter

Digital assistance systems and telematics solutions are increasing the efficiency and profitability of road construction and simultaneously enabling the further reduction of harmful emissions. With the John Deere Operations Center TM, we are taking the next step on the way to realizing the full potentials of connectivity on the construction site.

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