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.
RePlay Pavement Preservation and Life-Cycle Cost Analysis (Phase 2)
Paving the Way for Ag-based Asphalt Preservation Solutions (Webinar)
News: AURI releases third-party validation of biobased road preservation product
SRF 3rd Party Validation Report of the case study in Hutchinson
Map of Counties Currently Investigating Soy-Based Road Sealant
Article: Biobased Road Sealant Paves Way to the Future
Article: Biobased Road Sealant Forum
Renewable Coating Solutions (RCS)
Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council
Data-Driven Economic Analysis of Bio-Based Road Preservation: A Path to Effective Low Volume Roads Management
Soybean Oil Based Pavement Preservation–Hutchinson Presentation
Soybean Oil Based Pavement Preservation–Downloadable Version
For additional information on biobased materials, please visit AURI Biobased Focus Area page
Data-Driven Economic Analysis of Bio-Based Road Preservation: A Path to Effective Low Volume Roads Management (blog post)