Development of Bio-Based Polymers for Use in Asphalt - Phase II TR-720

The opportunity to produce a high value material derived from vegetable oils grown in the Midwest creates a tremendous economic opportunity to replace a dangerous and carcinogenic material in butadiene which is derived from crude oil petroleum. The majority of butadiene is imported to use for subsequent production of polymers or is contained in polymers imported to the United States. The bio-polymer technology was originally sponsored by the Iowa Highway Research Board under a special funding mechanism for high risk-high potential pay-off research. The bio-polymers developed by Iowa State University were found to be an excellent alternative to the polymers currently used: they are cost and performance advantaged.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $174998
    • Contract Numbers:

      Add 607


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Iowa Department of Transportation

      800 Lincoln Way
      Ames, IA  United States  50010
    • Managing Organizations:

      Iowa State University, Ames

      Center for Transportation Research and Education
      2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
      Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
    • Principal Investigators:

      Williams, Chris

    • Start Date: 20170315
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01682032
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: Add 607, TR-720
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 26 2018 2:40PM