On the right track
A “hemp-infused” bio-composite bodied electric car concept, called the Kestrel, was unveiled in Calgary, Canada, by Motive Industries Inc. The company says that its manufacturing techniques will allow the vehicle to be made profitably at smaller initial volumes than traditional vehicles.
Motive’s Nathan Armstrong said a major advantage to using advanced composites versus metal are increased impact absorption, rust resistance and reduced weight. Where a steel-stamped vehicle will absorb impact by crumpling under pressure, “a composite vehicle will absorb the energy, then return to its original shape.” That observation, he said, was recently verified by British automaker Lotus, “who found similar results with its Evora sports car.”
Hemp Can Save the Planet
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- Texas Cops Hit State Capitol in Support of Pot Decrim
- Tiny house builder branches out his hemp-crete business
- In California’s ‘Pot Alley,’ Agriculture Pivots to Marijuana
- Students and faculty at Penn State Behrend are doing research on using hemp as an additive to plastic.
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