Building with raw materials that come from the farmer offers many possibilities for farmers and builders. Fiber crops such as hemp, miscanthus, flax or cattails can be used well in building materials. These biobased building materials can become a source of income for farmers and at the same time CO2 is stored in the building material for years. Nevertheless, the chain for biobased construction is still in its infancy.
In this article from Nieuwe Oogst, Jan Rotmans and Jan-Willem van de Groep talk about the possibilities and the transition to growing biobased building materials.
Gideon is a movement with self-managing tribes, which consist of different people, companies and initiatives. They work together to realize ideas and changes in sustainability in the construction sector.