Hemp as a bio-based building material
C-biotech and the University of Hasselt conducted research on using hemp for (soil) remediation. Hemp roots absorb pollutants like PFAS and nitrate, leaving stems pollution-free for making durable building materials. C-biotech will develop bio-based construction materials and measure their impact with life cycle assessments, reducing the carbon footprint of buildings and promoting a circular economy. Possible applications include biocomposites for traffic signs and press wooden sheet material for sandwich panels with bio-based insulation.