Montana Ag Network: Hemp being considered for construction uses – KTVH


Montana Ag Network: Hemp being considered for construction uses - KTVH

Montana Ag Network: Hemp being considered for construction uses

Would you like to receive local news notifications on your desktop?

Yes please
Not now

Hemp in construction dates back thousands of years

Posted: 5:29 PM, Nov 07, 2019

Updated: 2019-11-07 19:29:03-05

Hemp has captured the spotlight over the past few years, especially with its many uses.

Through a recent collaboration with the Montana Farmers Union, hemp is now being looked at as a potential construction material.

Although it may seem like a new idea, hemp in construction dates back thousands of years and can be found in both Roman and Egyptian times.

The use of the crop as a construction material lost strength during the marijuana prohibition era.

The prospect of providing Montana farmers and ranchers with another crop option is what motivated the Montana Farmers Union to look into the feasibility of producing industrial hemp fibers for building materials.

Leading the charge is Farmers Union member Kirby Hancock, founder of Transformative Ecologies LLC.

Thought the partnership, Hancock is also working with the Montana State University Engineering department.

The research will look into decorticating or “husking” raw hemp stalks, mixing and prototyping hempcrete samples, product performance testing, and various hempcrete construction applications.

Copyright 2019 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Source link

Previous Thar Process becomes first Certified cGMP + Certified USDA Organic Hemp Toll Processor - The Times Herald
Next FL Agriculture Commissioner working on new hemp law and regulating CBD - WWSB