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Roads and renewable energy

Roads and renewable energy

Renewable energy is an important element of the Thermal Road Repairs; it uses solar power to charge up the heaters we use in the repair process, which is one of the reasons why our technology is so low carbon compared to other methods. We are not alone in our interest...

How to innovate: five top tips for SMEs

How to innovate: five top tips for SMEs

Thermal Road Repairs (TRR) has been developing and improving its thermal – and other – technology for over five years. It hasn’t been an easy journey from great idea to thriving business, but it has been a dynamic one.  Below, we share some of the lessons we learned...

Climate change: the bad news for potholes

Climate change: the bad news for potholes

Earlier this month, Scotland enjoyed its warmest day in 115 years. On Wednesday 5 September the temperature in Charterhall reached 28.6C, the highest the country had seen since 1906 when the temperature in Gordon Castle, Moray, rose to 32.2C. While people up in...

In case you wondered…some FAQs

In case you wondered…some FAQs

Is the process really zero waste? Yes! This is at the core of the Thermal Road Repairs (TRR) method. Our patented technology heats up the failed and failing material in and around a pothole or defect, mixes it with new materials if required and then re-compacts the...

Amount of potholes filled in an 8 hour shift

Amount of potholes filled in an 8 hour shift

When it comes to fixing potholes, faster isn't always better. But what if the repair was longer-lasting, more cost effective and greener too? Thermal Road Repairs is a green technology company which supplies systems to improve the quality, cost and time efficiency of...

Preparing for the e-scooter invasion

Preparing for the e-scooter invasion

On 25 August this year e-scooter rental firm Voi celebrated three years in business. Since the company launched in Stockholm, Sweden in 2018, it has created schemes in 70 cities and 11 countries, and its users have completed over 60 million trips. We are a little...

Roads that fix themselves

Roads that fix themselves

Highways England, Costain and the University of Cambridge have recently been awarded funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation, to investigate intelligent road repair. The idea is that these clever...

Grow-your-own bitumen

Grow-your-own bitumen

Here’s an interesting way to reduce the carbon footprint of road construction: replace some of the bitumen in the asphalt with wood. That isn’t quite as crazy as it sounds. PEAB Asfalt in Sweden is using lignin, a plant-derived polymer that has been extracted from...

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