Eurovia is Europe’s leading expert in the mobility service industry with expertise in roads, motorways, railways, airports, and tram lines. Sogea-Satom is a major player in building and civil engineering in Africa.
Among their top priorities is a longstanding commitment to environmental excellence, supporting eco-friendly development, and it is this dedication that has inspired this exciting online challenge: the Green SPS Challenge!
Participants were asked to deliver innovative ideas that would reduce their carbon footprint and CO2 emissions throughout the entire roadway construction life-cycle.
The Green SPS Challenge was an immense success with numerous submissions that thrilled the judges! Here are some of the event's top highlights:
280+ participants from 46 countries
70+ submissions from 29 countries
6 winners from 5 countries on 3 continents
to the winners of the 2020 Eurovia and Sogea-Satom Green SPS Challenge!
After months of preparation and hard work, 6 teams have emerged victorious thanks to their
innovative solutions to reduce the carbon footprint and CO2 emissions that result from roadway construction.
Fixing the road easily and naturally is one the best solutions thanks to microalgae. Spraying the microalgae with nutrients turns the road into an instant farm. Within one day, the "farm" road dries and the algae becomes hard, forming a chemical product polysaccharide. That's it, the road is fixed! The roads are drivable during the process. Moreover, the algae consume NOx and carbon dioxide.
Bump to Life
Using a bump mechanism that generates electricity from cars moving over speed bumps, we are able to provide more power for charging electric vehicles. We are also able to provide a cheaper power source for street lighting to relieve cities of the financial burden. This would in turn lead to more street lighting coverage.
Nowadays, fences are only used to define and secure an area of a construction site in a city. We adapted the standard fence by a natural one with mosses and wools with the aim to answer constraints that feel the inhabitants.
Designed for individuals with great ideas, unique perspectives, and innovative concepts.
Our binder in comparison with concrete and bitumen, offers better resistance, elasticity, and thermal insulation thanks in particular to recycled plastic. - Resistance to breakage of pavers manufactured with our eco-binder: 31N / mm2 (<50 years of life) vs 18N / mm2 for reinforced concrete and 7.8N / mm2 for bitumen; - Our roads are half the cost; - Fights the plastic pollution
We help construction projects empower their surrounding local communities through inclusive reforestation. Locals plant and sustain trees in Green Blocks, local reforestation zones near construction sites. Using blockchain technology, even unbanked communities will be able to plant trees and sell the tokenized carbon credits globally, or to the same company impacting their environment; A Win-Win!
Our tool incorporates emissions calculations, visualization and breakdown on a dashboard, automated action plans to reduce the emissions, and a certified project to offset the rest. Plan A is the first solution that incorporates all of these features into one tool. This, and the SaaS model, is designed to reduce the barriers to entry many businesses face when trying to tackle their footprint.
Designed for entrepreneurial teams and organizations with formal experience.
Innovation Director, Eurovia
CEO, Eurovia Germany
If you’ve got a great idea, have questions about the challenge or just want to get in touch, email us with the subject line “Green SPS Challenge” at one of the following;