Alternative Binders and Extenders - Bio-based

Algae, wood, cellulosic feedstocks or lignin can be converted into black, sticky and viscoelastic materials suitable for asphalt materials. WRI’s process uses renewable vegetable oil-based solvents to produce new bio-based asphalt materials. These solvents can be substituted by those produced from the petrochemical industry. However, by using bio-based solvents and waste biomass, new 100% bio-binder materials can be produced that will store vast amounts of CO2 into pavements. WRI’s process can be tuned to produce stiffer or softer materials from the same feedstock.

For more information, contact:

Jeramie Adams / Bio
Vice President
(307) 721-2324

Western Research Institute
3474 N. 3rd Street
Laramie, WY 82072

(307) 721-2011
(888) 463-6974 or (888) Info-WRI

You can contact WRI directly by phone (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. MST, Monday-Friday) at the numbers above.
Also, you are welcome to contact the appropriate WRI representative directly.


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