Edinburgh-based firm Industrial Nature is to bring a new low-carbon, sustainable building material to the market next year.
Made from industrial hemp fibres and a complex compound of minerals, IndiBloc is naturally insulating and stores heat with claims the building material can significantly reduce heating bills. READ MORE: Hemp eyewear creator joins prestigious low-carbon programme Scott Simpson, co-founder of the firm, said the field will be planted next year with production of IndiBloc due to get underway in Leith in April.
Mr Simpson said: “IndiBloc is not just a eco-material – it has some amazing performance properties. “At the moment we are getting our hemp from the north of England but we have a farmer on board in East Lothian who will grow a pilot field for us. “After the high-value fibres are removed for textiles, we take the left over materials.”