The first city in the UK to implement the new road rehabilitation and recycling method is Coventry.
Thanks to a collaboration between Coventry City Council and Colas, a novel method of road rehabilitation and recycling is being implemented in Coventry this week.
Recycol is the name of the new method, and Coventry will be the first city to employ it. Roadways may be swiftly restored thanks to the method, which entails employing specialised equipment to recycle and renew the top surfaces of roads in a single pass.
The worldwide Colas Group created Recycol, and the method has been applied in France for a number of years. Colas was eager to introduce the method to the UK, and Coventry jumped at the chance to be the first city to employ it.
Colas Ltd is one of three businesses that received money as part of the BEIS Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) program’s third phase. This initiative aids entrepreneurs in scaling up their ideas for industrial application. The University of Nottingham has teamed with Colas to conduct research as part of the initiative, which is looking into cutting-edge technologies that have the potential to conserve energy, resources, or carbon emissions.
Councillor Patricia Hetherton, cabinet member for city services, said:
“We’re very excited to be the first city trying out the Recycol technique and using it will mean we can tackle resurfacing in a more economic way.
“Not only will Recycol mean we can fix road surfaces faster, but it’s also more cost-effective to use this technique rather than the traditional method. Additionally, it’s better for the environment as it makes use of recycled materials, which helps reduce carbon emissions. It really is a win-win situation.”
David Ogden, Director of National Operations at Colas, said
“We are delighted to bring a new in-situ recycling technique to the UK. As the highways sector continues to explore ways to reduce carbon footprint, it is great to see Coventry City Council collaborating with us to introduce this exciting new process. Colas continually develops new low carbon highways solutions around the world, those suitable for the UK highways network can be introduced, expanding the decarbonised solutions available in the sector.”