Spotlight on Young Professionals
Forum for National Committees
- Discover the Eight Winners of the 2019 PIARC Prizes - Marie-Claude Petit
- PIARC Prize "Safety of Road Users and Workers" - Efforts in Mexico to Implement a Road Safety Audit System - Carlota Andrade, María Cadengo, Alberto Mendoza
- PIARC Prize "Best Innovation" - Alternative Secondary Raw Materials for Road Construction based on Pulp and Paper Industry Reject - Paperchain Project - Diego Aponte, Hani Baloochi, Marilda Barra, Juan José Cepriá, Adriana Martinez, Rodrigo Miró, Asier Oleaga, Roberto Orejana
- PIARC Prize "Developing Countries" - Economic Growth Through Effective Rural Road Asset Management - Tamba K. Amara, Presley Chilonda, Robert Geddes, Emmerentian Mbabazi
- PIARC Prize "Sustainable Development" - Rebuilding an Urban Motorway Interchange to Promote Ecological Diversity and Shape the Landscape in Quebec City - Jérome Guay, Martin Lafrance
- PIARC Prize "Sustainable Development" - Adapting Road Network Design, Maintenance and Operations Documents to the Realities of Climate Change - Marie Colin, Fabien Palhol
- PIARC Prize "Road Design and Construction" - Opportunities and Challenges with Automation in Road Construction and Condition Monitoring in England - Giacomo D'Angelo, Robin Hudson-Griffiths, David Giles, Arash Khojinian, Malcolm Simms, Iswandaru Widyatmoko, Yi Xu
- PIARC Prize "Road Maintenance and Operations" - Substitution of Asphalt with Expanded Polystyrene - Juan Bosco Hernández, Teresa López Lara, Eloy Parra Melgar
PIARC Prize "Best Innovation" - Alternative Secondary Raw Materials for Road Construction based on Pulp and Paper Industry Reject - Paperchain Project
Europe is the second world producer of pulp and paper, representing 23% of world production and an annual turnover of 180 billion EUR (1.26% of the European GDP) .
According to the Confederation of EU Paper Industries (CEPI), Pulp and Paper Industry (PPI) rejects show a great potential as feedstock for the production of high value products in other industries, paper (fibres) or energy conversion. Nowadays, 55% of the rejects are burnt for energy production, land application accounts to 15%, and exploitation of residues in other industries to 10% . 1,65 million of tonnes of rejects generated by the PPI (15% of the total waste) , are still disposed to landfills.