The TRX 100% is the world's first continuous mobile asphalt plant, enabling recycling of up to 100% of asphalt aggregates. A small section of motorway in Saint-Christoly-de-Blaye (Gironde), approximately 1km-long, was fully resurfaced using the existing surface.
Apart from fully recycling existing road surface, the advantage of TRX 100% is that it eliminates a large amount of the road transport required to produce 10km of motorway, which uses 300,000 tonnes of asphalt. In other words, energy use is reduced by 20% and greenhouse gas emissions are halved.
Congratulations to Marini-Ermont’s teams for this innovation that was recognised at the 2018 Intermat Innovation Awards, which enables significant reduction of our environmental impact.