Reducing the carbon footprint in road construction

Using Zym-TecTM a biological innovative material in the road constriction process leads to:

  • Using natural materials in-situ – conserving excavation sites
  • Enables utilization of recycling and waste materials
  • Reduces energy consumption – less transport, fewer raw materials
  • Shortens project completion times – reduces energy consumption of heavy machinery
  • Reduce the use of cement – up to 80% reduction
  • Self-contained on-site infrastructure, housing & access

Since Zym-TecTM is non-toxic, non-flammable and Environmentally Friendly

  • No special handling, storage, or application requirements are needed
  • Saves direct fill mix material costs by treating the available soil in-situ thus reducing the need for importing mixtures to overcome high clay content.
  • Less mobilization of filling thus shorter time to delivery by 30 – 50%

Carbon saving example

The formula*:
Average miles/year * Average mpg = Gallons
Burning one gallon of gas emits 9 kg of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. So to calculate your driving emissions:
Gallons * 9 kg = Kilograms of Carbon dioxide
(3.8 Liter = 1 Gallon)
*(Calculating Your Carbon Footprint, UNC-Chapel Hill’s Environmental Resource Program)

Road Hungary per 1 Km road – 8,000 m2

  • Transport & Raw Material Savings – 95%
  • 7,600 fewer m3 material transport
  • 16,800 fewer tons to transport
  • 420 Truckloads saved (30 km. each) – 12,600km / 5 km (per liter) 2,520 Liter Diesel * 2.4 = 6,048 kg carbon dioxide
  • 12 days shorter project duration - 75%

Road Israel 8,000 m2 Road

Road reconstruction for the Israel Defense Forces, road covered with old damaged tarmac

  • Transport & Raw Material Savings – 100%
  • 3,920 fewer m3 material transport
  • 9,160 fewer tons to transport
  • 229 Truckloads saved (30 km. each) – 29,000km /5 km (per liter) = 5,800 Liter Diesel * 2.4 = 13,920 kg carbon dioxide
  • 23 days shorter project span - 92%

Notes
1. Due to lack of information regarding the diesel consuming of heavy machinery during digging of the road
    course + digging of sub grad / raw material we calculated on the trucks kg. Carbon dioxide. Does
2. The calculation of this example is based on the assumption of consuming 5 km/liter

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