DRT provides Eurovia with a plant-based fuel for bituminous mixes production

By 9 October 2017August 10th, 2019No Comments

DRT, the French specialist of pine chemistry, has been supplying more than twenty different industrial sectors for more than 80 years with high value plant-based products, offering alternatives to fossil sources. DRT recently provided Eurovia – one of the global leaders of transport infrastructure construction and urban development – with the DERTAL G. Eurovia integrated this plant-based fuel in the production of its bituminous mixes on its mobile facilities.

Ranked among the world’s leaders in the development of rosin and turpentine extracted from pine resin, DRT is characterized by its ability to add high value to these essence’s derivatives. Thanks to an historical know-how and years of experience, this French company has been exporting its production around the world, attracting numerous industrial firms.

Eurovia stands as a precursor by replacing the heavy fuel, used in bituminous’ mixes, by the DERTAL G: a 100% bio-sourced fuel deriving from by-products of the paper industry produced by DRT.

« As a part of its environmental policy, Eurovia is deeply committed to resources saving thanks to its recycling process. DERTAL G is a plant-based fuel which – with the appropriate storage conditions and combusting device settings – can substitute itself to any fossil fuels without any loss of performance » explains Thibault Lauze, Equipment Engineer at Eurovia.

« Within the framework of our collaboration, we are not simply providing chemical ingredients but we also help our customers all along the transition process from the old fossil fuels to the bio ones. For instance, we worked in collaboration with Eurovia’s teams and conducted together all the necessary tests in order to validate the security aspects of the DERTAL G use in bituminous production”, explains Benjamin Léger, Energy Market Manager of the energy segment.

About DRT
DRT is specialised in the development of rosin and turpentine extracted from pine resin. As a French family-owned company, DRT employs 1,500 people and boasts sales of €500 million. Over 90% of sales are generated in international markets. DRT has sales offices and numerous industrial sites across the globe, including four factories in France, two in the US, one in China and three in India through a joint venture. DRT mainly supplies the perfume, adhesive, rubber, ink and food supplement markets.

About Eurovia
Eurovia, a subsidiary of VINCI, is a world leader in the construction of transport infrastructure and in urban development. Eurovia builds and provides maintenance for transport infrastructure, including roads, motorways, railways, and airport and tramway platforms, and contributes to the development of industrial and commercial sites and urban settings. The Company has extensive know-how in related areas, including demolition and deconstruction, drainage and sanitation systems, earthworks, roadworks and utility networks, road signs and markings, engineering structures, and noise-attenuation barriers. Thanks to its industrial-production network, which provides aggregate and construction materials for road and railway projects, Eurovia controls its supply chain from end to end. The Company operates in 15 countries, employs 38,000 people, and achieved sales of 7.6 bln euros in 2016.
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