February 23, 2015

Universities are high on growing hemp

High Plains Journal
A research project that is being developed at Bradley University, in Indiana, combines hemp fiber, sawdust and cotton, bonded with a recyclable solvent to replace polypropylene, a plastic that is widely used to make car parts. Luke Haverhals, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Bradley, is working with Brent Tiserat, a researcher at the USDA, to find natural ways to make building materials. Imagine land that now grows pine trees for pulp wood being converted to growing hemp.

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