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XXVIIth World Road Congress
Pre-proceedings of the Congress

Workshop 01 - Decarbonisation and circular economy of road construction and maintenance and their equipments

Tuesday, October 3 09:30 - 13:00
Chair: Breixo Gomez Meijide, Technical Director of EAPA and Christophe Nicodème, Director General of ERF
Room: Club A, 1st floor

Road infrastructure is and will remain a symbol of social and economic progress: resilient and sustainable road infrastructure will be a key element in the transition towards green and smart mobility. All actors of the road community are now looking at solutions in this sense as well as to reduce GES and save energy consumption.
Routes de France and the European Union Road Federation, together with their partners all over the world will boost discussion over those topics.

  1. Welcome and session introduction
  2. Presentations
  3. Questions and Answers
  4. Presentations
  5. Questions and Answers
  6. Conclusion
  7. Organization

Welcome and session introduction

• Christophe Nicodème, ERF
• Breixo Gomez Meijide, EAPA


  • Australia commitment to net zero by AfPA (Australia)
    Anna D’ANGELO (Australia) - Director AFPA
  • Asphalt Pavements in Circular Economy by AMAAC (Mexico)
    Victor CINCIRE (Mexico) - President AMAAC
    Mauricio CENTENO (Mexico) - Technical Vice-President AMAAC
  • Roadmap of Decarbonisation of the European Asphalt Industry, Examples to Decarbonise the Asphalt Industry in Europe by 55% in 2030, Green Public Procurement & Sustainable Contracts by Routes de France and EAPA (France & Europe)
    Christine LEROY (France) - Technical Director, Routes de France
    Brice DELAPORTE (France) - Technical Director, Routes de France
    Breixo GOMEZ MEIJIDE - Technical Director EAPA

Questions and Answers

• Christophe Nicodème, ERF
• Breixo Gomez Meijide, EAPA



  • Decarbonisation in the Road Equipment Sector by ERF (Europe)
    Christophe NICODÈME - ERF Director General
  • Re-use of asphalt on the highest level by JRCA (Japan)
    Kazunari HIRAKAWA (Japan) - Director JRCA
  • The Road Forward – A vision for net zero carbon emissions by NAPA (USA)
    Joseph SHACAT - Sustainable Pavements Director NAPA (USA)
  • South Africa’s Progress and Ongoing Commitment to Reducing Its Carbon Footprint in the Asphalt Industry by SABITA (South Africa)
    Phil HENDRICKS (South Africa) - Director SABITA
  • Bitumen emulsion: A technique of excellence for decarbonising road pavements by IBEF (International)
    María del Mar COLÁS - Vice President IBEF (International)

Questions and Answers

Moderators: Christophe Nicodème, ERF, and Breixo Gomez Meijide, EAPA


• Breixo Gomez Meijide, Technical Director of EAPA and Christophe Nicodème, Director General of ERF


Session Organisation and Secretariat: Christine Leroy, Technical Director, François Chaignon, Head of International affairs and Jean-Claude Roffé, ERF Ambassador