Shell Thiopave 2012 Oil Sands Region Paving Project
The project’s purpose was to pave using Shell Thiopave a section of road in Alberta – specifically, a section of the Shell-owned Canterra road which connects Hwy 63 to the Shell oil sands mining activities north of Ft McMurray. In addition, a number of on-site paving activities occurred at the Jackpine Mine site itself, such as the roads to raw bitumen processing units.
Shell Thiopave is a road construction technology that achieves CO2 reductions from 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 bitumen in the mix with sulphur; typically 30 % by mass of the total binder in the final mix is displaced in a typical Shell Thiopave project. Reductions in emissions were also accomplished through a reduction in the production of the fuel oil used in the hot mix plant. 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.
Substitution of Bitumen Binder in Hot Mix Asphalt Production and Usage
Jackpine Oil Sands Mine, 75 km north of Ft McMurray, and nearby Shell-owned Canterra Access Rd.
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