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Newsletter – February 7, 2024

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Newsletter – February 7, 2024

US Army $1.9M Grant Will Study Properties of Hemp-Lime

By Jean Lotus, HempBuild Magazine 

The US Army awarded a $1.9M grant to a Pennsylvania-based hemp-lime building company to partner with research institutions to study the fire resistance, thermal insulation value and carbon footprint of “hempcrete” in construction. 

Allentown, PA-based Americhanvre Cast Hemp announced Wednesday that the company was awarded a Small Business Innovation and Research Phase II award under the Army’s  Sustainable Building Materials open-topic solicitation.

The grant will help promote testing that will help all hempcrete builders and to make it easier to build large-scale projects, said co-founder Cameron McIntosh, who, with wife Melissa McIntosh, started Americhanvre in 2018. 

“The tests we’re doing with this grant money will be able to be used or cited in the work that is to come to get hempcrete into commercial code applications,” McIntosh told HempBuild Mag.

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