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'Time points' are awarded according to the adequacy of the solution with the type of innovations sought by Time for the Planet®. They correspond to the analysis of several factors :

  • impact potential: impact average score > 4 => 0,5 point / if > 4,15 => 1 point.
  • global consistency: all average score of the 6 selection criteria > 2,5 => 1 point.
  • the favourite: % of assessments judge the innovation as a top one to act on a global scale against greenhouse gases > 20% => 1 point
  • the targeting: validation of Time for the Planet<span class="brand">®</span> scope of action higher than 90% => 0,5 point + innovation level of maturity is enough => 0,5 point
  • social acceptability: semantic analysis score of comments > 0 => 0,5 point/ if > 3500 => 1 point
25 assessments

Submitted to evaluations : After checking that an innovation is within the scope of the 20 issues Time for the Planet® targets and that it has reached a sufficient maturity, the innovation is being assessed.

Higher performance roads with lower CO2 emissions.

Submission date February 02, 2022 Founders Justus Susewind Development location Berlin, Germany

Detailed project

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What is the issue addressed?

Due to the constantly increasing traffic loads, polymers are produced to increase the performance of roads. Further the worldwide production of asphalt increases, what increases the need for bitumen an oil product, limited and non-sustainable ressource.

How is the problem solved?

Ecopals, has developed a technology to modify similar polymers from non-recyclable waste streams to increase the road performance, while substantially reducing the emissions from waste incineration, the amount of bitumen needed for roads and lowering the overall construction emissions.

What is the customer target?

Anybody building roads with a special focus on countries, states, cities and all other public authorities.

How is this solution different?

All of them have complex and energy intensive production and need their own production sites. We on the other hand can use existing competencies from recycling competencies to produce in the whole world, locally. Further we only use waste streams, that would otherwise end up in incineration, whilst the others also use plastic streams that could be recycled for higher value applications.