Great Plains medium density strawboard from Alberta

Hi all - in doing a bit of research for work I came across this compressed straw board producer in Alberta: Our Products - Great Plains MDF

This is a great alternative which can effectively sequester carbon from short rotation crops!

I wonder what other ag-waste products are available in North America?


Hi Will - Very cool! I’ve not heard of Great Plains before.

Some others that are worth checking out:

Plantd - a startup based in North Carolina creating board products (think OSB or MDF) from perennial grasses, and with an interesting local economic story in offering an alternative crop to multi-generational tobacco farmers.

TimberHP - a wood fiber insulation manufacturer based in Maine, aiming to offer board, batt, and fill products using softwood residuals from FSC forests.

Happy researching!