20 April 2023 | Collaboration | Our Work

LCRIG welcomes new Associate Member

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) is delighted to welcome Gautam ZEN UK Ltd as an Associate Member.

Ray Sandip, Founder and CEO of Gautam ZEN UK Ltd, said: “We drive new innovative technology towards sustainable development using the value-added environment-friendly, low-carbon BioAsphalt & thereby reducing carbon footprints. Our mission is to Decarbonise Highways with Biobased Binders in Asphalt.

We would like to empower & collaborate with the local councils offering Innovative BioAsphalt that is ideal for low-emission road infrastructure, creating a better world for our children and future generation”.

The company has introduced a bio-based asphalt solution incorporating Kraft Lignin, a bio binder resulting in sustainable & environment-friendly Bio Lignin Asphalt with lower emission levels, improved durability of pavements and extended the lifetime of roads. The technique allows asphalting companies to partially replace Bitumen in the mix with Lignin, thereby offering a carbon sink that can offset positive carbon emissions without impacting performance.

In March 2022, SteelPhalt, Harsco Corporation, launched the Carbon Neutral Asphalt SteelSurf ECO+ using steel slag and renewable bio binder Kraft Lignin. This was successfully tested in Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council in South Yorkshire and on 3rd August 2022, SteelPhalt completed a project at St. Andrews Major School, Dinas Powys near Cardiff using the New Granulated Kraft Lignin, supplied by Gautam ZEN UK.

Mr Sandip added: “It’s about time we save our planet. So, if you are thinking to Decarbonise the Roads? It’s simple! Just use BioAsphalt.” He welcomed association and active collaboration from industry sectors to develop and implement Kraft Lignin.

LCRIG Membership

LCRIG provides Members with a unique platform to engage with councils, the DfT and the wider highways community.

By joining LCRIG you will connect with a community of like-minded councils, organisations and individuals, all of whom are driving change through innovation and technological advances across the local roads network.

LCRIG has four membership types:

Local highway authorities and ‘Teckal’ organisations.

Organisations providing products or services to the highways sector.

Government and professional bodies, associations, working/research groups.

Universities and academic research organisations.

As a Community Interest Company (CIC), accredited to ISO44001, the international standard for collaboration, LCRIG’s purpose is to ‘give back to the community’ and we are not for profit.

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Image source: Gautam ZEN UK.