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nova-Institute Releases Natural Fibre Sustainability Assessment Results

21 April 2015

The nova-Institute has published the first results of the sustainability assessment within the project MultiHemp.

The nova-Institute says that natural fibres gaining more and more importance in our everyday life and are experiencing an impressive revival as insulation material and biocomposites in automotive applications. It says it is time to look at their environmental impact and to ensure the sustainability of this revival. As a first step towards supporting the development of sustainably produced and innovative biorefinery products, nova-Institute explains it has carried out a carbon footprint for various natural fibres. These include: hemp, which was assessed as part of the European (FP7) project MultiHemp, whose aim is the development and implementation of sustainable hemp biorefinery concepts; in comparison to flax, jute and kenaf. 

nova-Institute explains that its preliminary results show that the carbon footprint of all four fibres is decisively lower in comparison to their conventional counterparts i.e. glass and mineral fibres. Moreover, it found the carbon footprints of the natural fibres to be very similar to each other. 






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