In the CHAPLIN programme, under the management of Circular Biobased Delta, companies, governments and knowledge institutions work together to replace the traditional fossil raw material in asphalt, bitumen, by vegetable lignin. This will make an important contribution to the greening of the road construction industry and to CO2 reduction.
The Jury Award is accompanied by €10,000 in prize money. This will be spent on the further development of lignin-based asphalt.
The Public Award for Best Cooperation went to the Innovation Testing Ground of Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Here, innovations in the field of delta technology and water are tested. Students conduct research into water quality, start-ups test their innovative ideas and at the same time it is a platform to inform the annual 1.5 million visitors about climate change, water use and new sustainable solutions in the city or at home.
The Dutch Platform WOW brings together road and waterway managers. It is a network of and for public authorities in The Netherlands. WOW facilitates knowledge sharing and aims to let people inspire each other.
Read more about CHAPLIN on the website of Circular Biobased Delta.
Image: Circular Biobased Delta programme manager Joop Groen, Martin Junginger of Utrecht University and Jeroen Nagel of Rijkswaterstaat receiving the WOW award.