Bio-sourced asphalt from the Canadian forest industry

FPInnovations

  • Project Type

    Implementation

  • Project Value

    $1,300,000

  • Project Status

    Active

  • Location

    Quebec

  • Funding Amount

    $350,000

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.