Kesek’s company, Hempearth, which is based out of Waterloo, is working together with a Florida-based plane manufacturer to build a plane made primarily out of hemp.
Hemp’s sustainable, pesticide-free cultivation benefits would result in the ‘hemp plane’ having a much smaller carbon footprint than regularly-built planes. Kesek sees this as revolutionary.
Hemp will replace many of the fibreglass components of a plane, such as the wings, seats, pillows, and outer shell, which equal about 75% of the plane.
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