Directa Plus and Iterchimica announce selection for resurfacing project for Rome 2025 Jubilee

Directa Plus has announced that its collaboration with Iterchimica to develop and produce Gipave, a Green Asphalt embedded with G+ graphene, has achieved another important milestone - it has been chosen for an extensive resurfacing operation in Rome, ahead of the 2025 Jubilee.

Anas, the Italian public road company, has awarded the contract for a resurfacing operation to cover c.15 kilometers of historical routes, using Gipave technology. Gipave is enriched with Directa Plus' graphene and hard recycled plastics, which increases a roads lifespan by up to 61% compared to current market technologies.


Directa Plus' collaboration with Iterchimica demonstrates the joint commitment to environmental sustainability by saving over 200,000 kg of bitumen and 4.5 million kg of aggregates, reducing the need for over 300 truck trips for material transportation, and cutting down 1,110 MWh of energy consumption and 446,000 kg of CO2 emissions. The process also integrates 32,000 kg of otherwise non-recyclable hard plastics, reinforcing the Group's commitment to circular economy principles.

Giulio Cesareo, CEO of Directa Plus, commented: "Our involvement in the Jubilee project not only underscores our innovative edge in graphene applications but also showcases our strong commitment to sustainability. By integrating our advanced materials into real-world applications, we are paving the way towards more sustainable infrastructure solutions globally. We are proud to contribute to this significant project, which aligns perfectly with our mission to deliver environmentally friendly solutions through our advanced graphene technology."

Federica Giannattasio, CEO of Iterchimica, commented: "We are proud that Anas has chosen our Gipave technology for such a prestigious event as the Rome Jubilee 2025. This project showcases the potential of innovative, sustainable road solutions to make a significant impact on local and global sustainability goals."

Posted: Jun 02,2024 by Roni Peleg