Lisbon, Portugal, May 21th to June 5th, 2017

Jorge Sousa, George Way and Kamil Kaloush attended the Green Pavement Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, May 24th and 25th, 2017. The theme of the Conference was sustainable pavements and covered a range of diverse topics including such items as rubberized asphalt, recycling, bio-modifiers like coconut fibers, solar energy from solar cells in the pavement, electric energy from piezo materials buried in the pavement and climate change. Jorge Sousa, George Way and Kamil Kaloush, gave presentations on rubberized asphalt furthering the Rubberized Asphalt Foundation’s (RAF) technology transfer mission. Their presentations included “Past and Future of Rubber Pavements”, by Jorge Sousa, “Undisputable Evidence that Asphalt Rubber Pavement are Cost Effective”, by George Way and Environmental Benefits of Using Asphalt Rubber in Pavements”, by Kamil Kaloush. The Conference was well attended with 125 registrants representing many countries including the USA, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Russia, and Brazil. The Conference was organized by Consulpav International, Rubberized Asphalt Foundation and the International Road Federation. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of one or more of the power point presentations and/or a copy of a video of the proceedings, contact Jorge Sousa at the following email address,

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Novel presentation, students from a local school read the words of a Climate Change power point presentation prepared by Dr. Kevin Trenberth. Dr. Trenberth is well known for his research on Climate Change. He was the lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which won the Nobel prize in 2007. He is a recipient of numerous awards. The 40 children presenting were from six to 10 years old and included Jorge’s three children, George (10 Years old), Daniel (8 years old) and Sophia (6 years old). Their presentation was fun for the children and the audience, the children did a great job.

A good time after meeting concluded. On the left side, front to back Kamil Kaloush, George Way, Esteban Salinas, Shane Underwood. On the right side, from front to back Jorge Sousa, Mrs. Jorge Sousa (Li Dan Dan), Mrs. Angelo Pinto (Suzane) and Angelo Pinto.

After the conference sightseeing in northern Portugal; Porto and Guimaraes. Left to right Kamil Kaloush, Esteban Salinas, Shane Underwood, George Way and Dr. Jorge Pais, University of Minho, Guimaraes, Portugal.

Sightseeing in Villamoura, the southern part of Portugal. From left to right Kamil Kaloush, Shane Underwood, Suzane Pinto, Angelo Pinto and George Way.