Suppressing Dust While Fostering Sustainability and Performance
The U.S. is home to over 1 million miles of unpaved roads, connecting rural America like a spiderweb. If you can see the web through the dust.
Those living and working in areas with a lot of road dust understandably want to avoid the accompanying health and environmental issues and spend over $400 million annually to mitigate the issue.
The United Soybean Board, North Dakota Soybean Council and BioBlend Renewable Resources teamed up to develop a dust suppressant that is not only better for the environment but also offers a renewable, biobased formulation with soybean oil as an ingredient.
Many common dust suppressants use salts like magnesium chloride, which can erode into adjacent soils from roadways and result in environmental buildup when washed away by rainfall. BioBlend’s soy-based, nontoxic dust suppressant is synthesized by combining soybean oil with glycerol (from biodiesel waste) in a chemical reaction. This combination creates a nontoxic, biodegradable and noncorrosive dust suppressant material, keeping clouds of dust at bay and sustainability top of mind.
Watch BioBlend’s dust suppressant in action on a rural gravel road in the video below.