Sales of micro-decorticator will assistance humanitarian projects


Industrial Hemp Latvia (IHL), developer of the HurdMaster MD1000 micro-decorticator, stated it will sell the initial 3 machines from its initial production run to consumers who buy and donate a second machine to a worthy humanitarian project.

“We’ve identified some exceptional initiatives about the globe exactly where the HurdMaster can be of infinite worth in delivering shelter and jobs by way of hempcrete building,” stated Kristaps Eglitis, founder at IHL. 

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The HurdMaster separates the woody inner core (shiv or hurd) of the hemp stalks from the outdoors covering (bast fibers), then chops up the hurd into quick pieces which can be applied for hempcrete building, as animal bedding and animal litter, or plant bedding. With extra technologies, the separated bast fibers from the outdoors of the hemp stems can be additional processed for a wide range of applications. 

Worthy projects

Hugely transportable, the HurdMaster is excellent for such projects as Adrar Nouh in Morocco, one particular of the initiatives targeted for assistance by IHL as it goes into production of the decortication machines subsequent month. 

Adrar Nouh, began by German architect and all-natural builder Monika Brümmer of Granada-primarily based Cannabric, and Abdellatif Adebibe of the Moroccan Confederation of Associations for the Improvement of the Senhaja Rif Area, is component of a lengthy-term program to strengthen living situations in Morocco’s Higher Rif, and capitalize on the prospective of the region’s cannabis straw for socio-financial improvement even though saving the standard architecture of the area. The project is restoring standard farm dwellings in very remote areas.

Housing quake victims

A second project IHL has identified for assistance is Shah Hemp Inno-Ventures (SHIV), Nepal. SHIV is the developer of a quantity of goods primarily based on Nepal’s abundant naturally occurring hemp fields. The company’s big emphasis has been on processing hemp straw as raw material for a mass-scale rebuilding initiative following the devastating earthquake which struck in 2015. The MD 1000 is excellent for the difficult terrain of Nepal, exactly where housing is desperately necessary.

IHL stated it is seeking for other initiatives that assistance nearby farmers or fulfill the demands of challenged communities to match up with the initial group of HurdMaster consumers. These who buy machines from the initial production run can recommend worthy initiatives to obtain the matching machines they buy.


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