A yet2 client seeks bio-based materials with potential to be used as an asphalt alternative in construction applications. Materials should not come from a petroleum source and should work as a durable binding agent whilst withstanding varied environmental conditions.
Materials should provide some (if not all) of the below properties:
- Malleable before setting
- Provide adhesion and setting when cooled
- Inert up to ~ 93°C/200°F when set/hardened
Materials will ideally:
- Contain a high percentage of material sourced from organic matter. However, other recycled/reclaimed materials and those with lower bio-based composition will be considered.
- Have a path to scale to industrial levels.
Possible Solution Areas
Include but are not limited to
Bio-sourced materials e.g. sugarcane waste, tall oils, cashew nut oils, lignin etc.
Desired Outcome of the Solution
Seeking promising asphalt alternative technologies with samples to test with a view to potential future engagement.
Related Tech Needs
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