This page is dedicated to AURI’s work with the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, and the combined efforts to promote a new, biobased road sealant/preservative, which could have a major impact on the budgets and development of city planners throughout the state of Minnesota.
Specifically, Minnesota faces many critical transportation-related issues. Continued expansion and maintenance of this vital infrastructure is essential; however, this places a significant burden on all levels of government. Biobased road treatment technologies present an opportunity to reduce overall maintenance costs of bituminous roadways by extending surface life and delaying costly repairs.
Below you will find a number of resources related to AURI and MSRPC’s efforts to develop and promote these new biobased technologies.
For additional information on biobased materials, please visit AURI Biobased Focus Area page