Which of the following plants is used as a raw material along with sand, lime etc. to make a prominent low-carbon, resilient construction material?


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Hempcrete is a biocomposite material, a mixture of hemp hurds, lime, or pozzolans ( silicate-based materials), used as a material for insulation and construction. It is a lightweight insulating material ideal for most climates as it combines insulation and thermal mass.

As hemp hurds are usually considered a waste residue of hemp fiber processing, use of these to make building materials also makes for sustainable of waste, further adding to its low carbon credentials. 

More about the interesting Hempcrete from Wikipedia.

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