The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is hosting a webinar on Innovation in Erosion and Sediment Control: Hemp Fiber and Sheep Wool on October 11, 2022 at 3 p.m. MT/5 p.m. ET; and Oct. 12 at 8 a.m. Sydney Time. You can register here.
This webinar will look at research into waste wool and hemp fiber in erosion and sediment control products. Research and innovation continue to push the industry forward—join us as we learn about research into the use of these materials in erosion and sediment control products.
Speakers are Riley Gordon, PE, with The Agricultural Utilization Research Institutes (AURI) and Brad Stuart with Terra Lana.
AURI’s mission is to foster long-term economic benefit for the state of Minnesota through value-added agricultural products. AURI has been very active in the industrial hemp space, focusing on opportunities to facilitate commercialization of products, particularly in the areas of food and fiber. Leveraging awarded funding from Minnesota’s Environmental & Natural Resources Trust Fund, AURI has partnered with MNDOT, local hemp growers and several erosion control manufacturer partners to explore the use of industrial hemp fiber in several types of erosion and sediment control products. This presentation will provide background and updates on the research projects goals, work done to date and next steps.
With sustainability at the heart of most projects these days, it makes sense to be looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact in everything we do. Material choice can be challenging and with so many products available; choosing the best product for specific applications isn’t easy. Terra Lana will be exploring the possibilities of utilizing biodegradable materials on projects and how not all biodegradability is created equal. This is a topical subject and an opportunity to challenge each other to work towards the common goal of regenerative design and a sustainable future.