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Making the infrastructure in the province of Groningen more sustainable

The province of Groningen manages and maintains the provincial infrastructure and builds new infrastructure. In addition, the province also has several bridges and water locks. In all these cases there are opportunities to save on CO2 emissions by using other materials.

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This could include, for example, ‘Low Temperature Asphalt’, where the lower production temperature of asphalt ensures CO2 reduction, or LED lighting, which reduces electricity consumption (and therefore CO2 emissions). In some cases, energy can even be generated. Consider, for example, solar panels on the roadsides or on roundabouts.


In recent years, the province of Groningen has already carried out pilots in a number of projects with innovative applications that save CO2 emissions. The idea is that the focus will be on applications that can then be scaled up to standard applications for the entire provincial infrastructure, such as the use of ‘Low Temperature Asphalt’ or, for example, climate-neutral bamboo signage, instead of aluminum traffic signs. In this way, the successful pilots can immediately be included in the province’s policy and applied structurally.


By 2035 at the latest, the province wants to ensure that all infrastructure is as CO2 neutral as possible, if not completely.

Support municipalities

Municipalities within the province of Groningen that are looking for advice in the field of making infrastructure more sustainable, can contact Narsing Lakhi, advisor on sustainability of the civil engineering sector at the province of Groningen.