U.S. Army Invests $1.9M To Develop Hemp-Manufactured Buildings For Military Operations



The U.S. Army, through its Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR), has awarded a $1.9 million grant to Americhanvre Cast Hemp for extensive research into hempcrete, which is a groundbreaking construction material.

The initiative marks a significant stride in harnessing eco-friendly technologies to diminish the carbon footprint of construction practices, aligning with the Department of Defense’s Climate Adaptation Plan and the Army Climate Strategy.

The SBIR holds the potential to bridge the Army with firms traditionally outside the SBIR’s purview, leveraging advancements in low-logistics structural materials to combat the carbon-heavy aspects of military operations.

Bridging Innovation And Sustainability

Americhanvre, located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is set to delve into the core performance metrics of hempcrete, focusing on its fire resistance, insulation capabilities, and overall carbon impact.

Americhanvre’s co-founder, …

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