The latest building materials come from the farm
July 18, 2023 – The construction industry is responsible for massive CO2 emissions. Switching to biobased materials, such as insulating fibres made of elephant grass, can reduce its climate footprint substantially.
In Wageningen, too, elephant grass is seen as a promising source of building materials. Wageningen Food & Biobased Research has been testing fibre-rich crops and waste streams for 30 years.
And this is just for starters, the experts think. They foresee a boom in interest in growing miscanthus once homes are no longer being insulated with the familiar yellow rockwool mats, but with fibres made from elephant grass.
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