A monster weed called Kenaf can sequester huge amounts of carbon permanently while lifting villagers out of poverty by providing both protein-rich food and super-insulated building materials.
This is according to Bill Loftus, a retired building contractor who has patented an application for the fast-growing, carbon-sucking plant that can grow 14 feet in a single year.
Originally from Africa, the 4,000-year-old crop was used primarily for its fiber. Loftus’s Evironmental Building Technologies has a wider hope for the plant.
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