When someone says “climate change,” the images that pop into your head probably include rising sea levels or melting glaciers, but one that probably doesn’t phase you is melting roadways. In a recent study by Arizona State University, researchers found that today’s roadways aren’t equipped to deal with a warmer climate.
While solar roadways may seem a thing of the future, they’re closer to being a real thing than you think. An Idaho company called Solar Roadways has developed solar-powered glass pavers and is testing their performance – the company has installed150 square feet of hexagon-shaped solar panels in a downtown Idaho plaza that people can walk and bicycle on.
As an asphalt paving company, we’re always interested in the latest news from the industry. Recently, we found out that pig manure is actually a really good substitute for asphalt, which means the future of asphalt production may be quite environmentally friendly.