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Title: Bonnyville Road Paving Project Using Shell Thiopave Project Identifier: 6438-8753

Project Description

The project's purpose was to have a section of road in Alberta - specifically 16 km of Highway 659, east of the town of Bonnyville - using Shell Thiopave technology. This road asphalt technology achieves CO2 reductios through enabling operation of the asphalt mix plant at a lower temperature than if a conventional asphalt mix was used.
Additional CO2 reductions benefits are achieved through replacement of a portion of the bitument in the mix wiht sulphur, typically 30% by mass of the total binder in the final bix is displaced in a typical Shell Thiopave project. A reduction in bitumen usage of 26% was achieved in the project in question. An additional minor CO2e reduction resulted from reduced release of methane during asphalt mixing, due to the reduction in amount of bitumen required, relative to BAU.

Project Files

Alberta - Project Plan (Project #6438-8753)
Alberta - Project Report (2011)
Alberta - GHG Assertion (2011)
Alberta - Verification Report (2011)
Registry: Alberta Emissions Offset Registry  
Type: Substitution of Bitumen Binder in Hot Mix Asphalt Status: Active
Authorized Project Contact: None defined Latitude: None Defined
Validator: None defined Longitude: None Defined
Verifier: ICF Marbek
Project Proponent: Shell Canada Limited
Start Date: 2011-05-24 End Date: 2011-06-21
Estimated potential lifetime emission reductions-removals: 343 t CO2e Estimated potential annual emission reductions-removals: 343 t CO2 e
Serial Number Ascending VERR
Vintage Year Descending
Company Name Unsorted Status Unsorted Quantity in
t CO2 e Unsorted
6438-8753-000-000-000-001 to 6438-8753-000-000-000-343 2011 Shell Canada Limited Retired 343
Total Serialized VERRs for this project that have been Retired: 343

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