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Biofuel Co-Product Uses for Pavement Geo-Materials Stabilization: Extensive Lab Characterization and Field Demonstration


Principal investigators:

Co-principal investigators:

Project status

In progress

Start date: 05/09/13
End date: 12/31/17



Partner(s): Industry partners: Stine Seed Company of Iowa and PLET (Canada)

About the research


The goal of this Phase II research is to gain a deeper understanding of how biofuel co-product (BCP)-soil stabilization works for different soil types and under a variety of conditions encountered in the field (before this technology can be put into practice successfully). This research also seeks to address the potential challenges and issues that could arise with the introduction of a new soil stabilizer in the field. The specific objectives are as follows:

Industry partners, Stine Seed Company of Iowa and PLET (Canada), have agreed to provide biomass-derived lignin samples in bulk for both the extensive lab characterization study as well as field demonstration.