The final results of the EMULCELL project were showcased in the 10th Congress on the History of Communication Roads and the ATIGA Innovation Summit
The results of the R&D&I “EMULCELL” project were successfully showcased in different technical and business forums during the last quarter of 2022. The goal of the project, led by Misturas during the 2017-2021 period, was to develop new bituminous emulsions containing nanocellulose to obtain better cold asphalt mixes that are more environmentally friendly. In addition to the support shown by CETIM and the CGM Group of the University of A Coruña (UDC), the project was done in cooperation with the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI)-Ministry of Science and Innovation (Ref. IDI-20171097).
The testing-prototype sample used to technically validate the innovative asphalt mixes was the subject of presentation “Sustainability in road construction during the 21st century. The EMULCELL project: a practical case study”, delivered at the “10th Virtual Congress on the History of Communication Roads”, organized last September by the Caminería de La Cerradura Order, the University of Jaen (i.e., the HUM 761 Research Group), the Provincial Council of Jaen and Historical Diocesan Archive. During the last few years, this congress has become an important forum to discuss, study and disseminate information on the historical, environmental, artistic, cultural, and geographic heritage of roads (as well as on new construction trends used in infrastructure).
Several samples of the cold mixes developed by Misturas were shared with the general public on 22 November, at the business summit on technological innovation organized by ATIGA (Galicia’s Intersectoral Technology Alliance) and held in Vigo (Pontevedra), under the motto “Future memories”. The summit, which took place in “El Tinglado”, in the port of Vigo, was hosted by the Galician Innovation Agency (GAIN) and was part of the events organized to celebrate the tenth anniversary of ATIGA, which is made up of the seven most important private technology centers in Galicia: AIMEN, ANFACO-CECOPESCA, CTAG, ENERGYLAB, GRADIAN, ITG and CETIM.
The sample test tubes with the innovative mixes were displayed in the CETIM exhibition space during the visit of Ms. Patricia Argerey (manager at GAIN).
It is worth noting that these bituminous mixes won first prize at the “1st Galician Contest on Innovative Materials”, organized by the Materioteca de Galicia in 2021.
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