BastCore has partnered with the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute at Texas Tech University (TTU) to create a new platform that will deliver novel fiber solutions utilizing their Mcore product in addition to an environmentally friendly process for degumming, or delignification. The initial scope of work is to assess BastCore’s chipped core wood (hurd) composition.
“We are very excited about this research collaboration and looking forward to applying our expertise in various polymers, fibers, and biopolymers to hemp fibers and hurd,” said Noureddine Abidi, director of the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute at Texas Tech University. “This project will target the full utilization of hemp biomass and will be based on biomass delignification and its transformation to bioproducts using a green chemistry approach. Accomplishing this goal will result in major advances in high-value products from hemp.”
“We are pleased to be working with the team at Texas Tech that has decades of in-depth experience working with numerous crops utilized in the textile industry. Their successful track record will prove to add value for BastCore’s research and development efforts,” said BastCore CEO Coleman Beale.
BastCore buys hemp stalks and sells fiber products, bridging the gap between farmers growing hemp and industries demanding cost-competitive, sustainably produced raw materials. BastCore innovates using hemp, a low input, high-yielding crop, by transforming it into numerous sustainable biobased products.