Ingevity Announces EPD for Evotherm M1 WMA Technology
BY AsphaltPro Staff
Ingevity, North Charleston, South Carolina, announced May 12 an environmental product declaration (EPD) was published for its Evotherm® M1 Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) technology. The Evotherm M1 EPD distinguishes Ingevity as the first chemical additive supplier to be included in the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s (NAPA) Emerald Eco-Label tool that provides supply chain-specific upstream environmental data for asphalt mixes. The EPD for Evotherm M1 denotes Ingevity’s compliance with environmental impact assessment standards for manufacture of the warm mix additive by measuring and reporting the cradle-to-gate impacts of manufacturing and packaging, and assessing the material, energy, waste and emissions impacts of processing and transporting the raw additive materials.
“Ingevity’s decision to publish the EPD for Evotherm M1 demonstrates the industry’s commitment to transparency and sustainability,” said Richard Willis, NAPA’s vice president for Engineering, Research, and Technology. “Additionally, it aligns with NAPA’s The Road Forward initiative, which launched this year and challenges the asphalt pavement community to achieve net zero carbon emissions during asphalt production and construction by 2050.”
Another company committed to The Road Forward is Kokosing Materials Inc., headquartered in Westerville, Ohio. A spokesperson for Ingevity shared that Kokosing Materials recently decided to use exclusively Evotherm WMA technology at all 18 of the company’s asphalt plants for complete warm-mix production in an effort to reduce their carbon footprint and move towards a more sustainable mix design. Watch for that full story in the August edition of AsphaltPro.
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