Hemp concrete is the future of eco-friendly construction and green focused industrial production.
What is Hempcrete? Hempcrete or hemplime is biocomposite material, a mixture of hemp hurds, expoxy, lime, sand, and or pozzolans, which is used as a material for construction and insulation. Basically providing a disruptive change in construction technology that allows a breathable, fireproof, and co2 negative material to be used and built in almost any place normal construction would take place.
The current use of hempcrete across the globe is rising as the cost associated with production and proccessing is going down. This is because the rest of the worlds hemp industries are coming online.
Traditionally the EU and China provided the worlds industrial hemp but as regulations and legislation change, new markets are emerging, providing ample opportunities for agricultural focused communities to take hold of market shares and take part in this global commodity. A good example would be the South African governments most recent ruling on hemp derived industrial products as well as the 2018 United States Hemp bill, that classifies any Cannabis varities under 0.3% THC as industrial hemp.
Bio-composites and Plastics
Nations across the world have started researching and developing the different uses and applications of hemp derived products. The genius part of this down-stream utilization of hemp products is that the possibilities are only limited by the imagination and archaic legislation.