pioneer in asphalt manufacturing
As traffic moves towards zero emissions, less attention has been paid to the carbon footprint of road construction. The production of asphalt mix is a very energy-intensive process.
“When one of the main raw materials, stone, is heated to 130-180 degrees Celsius and the water in it is evaporated, it consumes wild energy,” describes Pasi Vuorinen, CEO of Amomatic Oy in Paimio .
When 150-240 tons of asphalt are produced per hour and one truck load is a maximum of 40 tons, the result is four to six trucks per hour.
The product development of Amomatic, a manufacturer of asphalt plants, takes the industry to zero emissions.
According to Vuorinen, for example, no heating systems other than liquid or gaseous biofuels have been sold in Sweden for a few years.
The next stage of development is the use of solid biomass. The technology exists and is used, for example, in thermal power plants.
ALL AMOMATIC stations are modular. Setting up a module drive is easy. Modularity also facilitates transportation. A Container Model (CM) station has been developed for sea and rail transport or for countries where oversized transport is problematic. The CM station is dismantled into modules, which are official sea containers suitable for automatic handling in ports and terminals.
The CM position is one of Amomatic’s competitive advantages because other Western manufacturers have no equivalent. Delivering Amomatic CM stations for asphalting the launch site of the European Space Agency’s Esa space center in French Guiana was 5-6 times cheaper than chartering a so-called normal asphalt station there.