Advancing Asphalt Applications: Innovation through Collaboration

Originally aired on June 18, 2020 | 2 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. CT

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The asphalt industry is the backbone of North American road building infrastructure. Now more than ever, questions of sustainability, materials development and application, technology adoption, environmental responsibility, and fiscal prudence are front of mind for decision-makers at departments of transportation and asphalt contracting firms alike. The drive to find improvements in each of these areas comes down to a single crucial point – innovation.

To now, the idea of innovation has been unfairly associated with an adverse amount of risk. “Too risky,” is the common refrain when a new and innovative method or application is brought to light. But is it? The construction industry in general, when it has demonstrated a willingness to innovate, has realized enormous levels of success and efficiency, and the asphalt segment is now primed to follow.The most crucial question is: Who drives innovation?

In this webinar, we welcome a panel of asphalt industry experts to discuss the question of innovation and both the degree to which our industry has been reticent to engage, and the process by which innovation—from the DOT, contractor, and materials developer sides—can begin to benefit and driven gains in the industry.

About Cargill Anova® Asphalt Solutions

Cargill’s line of Anova® Asphalt Solutions additives offers a full range of unique and robust bio-based chemistries: rejuvenators, modifiers, warm mix additives, anti-strip and cold mix solutions. Cargill takes a collaborative approach to providing customers reliable, sustainable, and renewable solutions to meet their road construction needs. Cargill understands the varying dynamics of the road construction industry and will work with you to help create the dependable solution that is ideal for your business.

Cargill Anova Asphalt Solutions has a complete asphalt binder analysis and applications lab which allows them to dive deep and provide a thorough picture of how their chemistries are helping material quality and consistency. Cargill offers non-hazardous and amine-free solutions to help maximize recycling potential, build a better road and keep people safe.

Cargill’s 160,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve the purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. They connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive. Combining 155 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, they work to build a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture.

Dr. Hassan Tabatabaee
Global Technology Manager for Asphalt Solutions
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Raymond (“Buzz”) Powell
Assistant Director and Test Track Manager
National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University
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Dan Schellhammer
Vice President of Business Development
Midstate Reclamation and Trucking
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Shane Biddle
Hot Mix Supervisor
Delaware Department of Transportation
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