Hempcrete is the ideal building material
Hempcrete is made from hemp fibre, lime and water. It is super-efficient at sequestering – locking away – carbon. Hemp feeds on the CO2, carbon dioxide, captured from the air by the plant using photosynthesis. Photosynthesis, which converts CO2 and water to carbohydrates (sugars), is the basis of all life on Earth, and is powered by the sun.
The carbon fibre captured by the plant is then blended with lime and water to make hempcrete, a sustainable, healthy construction material. Did you know that global cement and concrete production is responsible for up to 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions? Concrete is also full of toxins and doesn’t allow for moisture permeability. Hempcrete, on the other hand, solves all these problems and is mould, fire and pest resistant, with excellent thermal insulation properties. Wait, it gets better! Through a process called carbonation, hempcrete continues to capture CO2 from the air for centuries!
The hempcrete can be formed into blocks and used to build homes. This is already happening all over the world! Hempcrete can also be used in its wet form, and we’re looking at ways to 3D-print homes using hempcrete, quickly, and all over the world.
This is a short video about hempcrete and its ‘superpowers’ from German TV. You can select German subtitles, then select auto-translate into English. The clip shows some great examples of modern hemp architecture! Watch it on YouTube.
Hemp carbon fibre also has excellent insulation properties and its use as a sustainable insulation material is expanding rapidly. In the US, the country’s first hemp insulation production plant is about to get up and running.
Our vision is of a billion hectares of hemp producing billions of tons of hempcrete each year. We’ll use huge 3D printers to build snug, sustainable hempcrete homes, until everyone on Earth who needs a home has one. It will be a new kind of magic.
Register your interest today! You have nothing to lose and potentially everything to gain.
Let’s make magic!
Wikipedia on hempcrete: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hempcrete
Photo: Oranges and orange juice: By USDA photo by Scott Bauer. Image Number K7237-8. – http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/graphics/photos/k7237-8.htm, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=41503
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