Tag: hemp

Hitting a new high – Hemp industry and innovations continue to grow like weeds

Hitting a new high – Hemp industry and innovations continue to grow like weeds

July 30, 2017 |

In Florida, former Dell executive Bruce Dietzen created a car made from hemp that runs on biofuel and is touted as carbon neutral. Industrial hemp grows as Vermont registers more than 80 new hemp growers so far this year alone. It’s been busy lately for the hemp industry. News of the latest biobased hemp car, […]

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Young Nebraskan launches gubernatorial campaign on ag, hemp and biofuel platform

Young Nebraskan launches gubernatorial campaign on ag, hemp and biofuel platform

July 24, 2017 |

In Nebraska, the governor has competition for the Republican primary election next year in a young woman who is putting the focus on strengthening agriculture with a platform that heavily supports hemp production for biofuels, aiming to making the state the national leader in hemp-based biofuel manufacturing. She wants to bring young people into farming […]

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North Korea may be encouraging farmers to grow hemp for drone fuel

North Korea may be encouraging farmers to grow hemp for drone fuel

May 3, 2017 |

In North Korea, Radio Free Asia is reporting that the government is pushing farmers to grow hemp instead of soybeans not to produce cooking oil as claimed but instead to produce biofuel to power drones. The country relies entirely on fuel imports from China and has recently been exposed to spiking prices in light of […]

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Florida considers accelerating hemp research as orange alternative

Florida considers accelerating hemp research as orange alternative

April 9, 2017 |

In Florida, state legislators are looking to ease restrictions on industrial hemp research.  According to the Florida State Senate, house bill 1217 that “authorizes specified universities in state to engage in industrial hemp research projects” has been “pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)” since Wednesday of last week.  Representative Ralph Massullo, sponsor of the […]

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South Australia to allow industrial hemp production

South Australia to allow industrial hemp production

February 27, 2017 |

In Australia, the South Australian government will back a plan to allow hemp growing for industrial uses including for biofuel. Victoria was the first state to allow hemp production in 1998, followed but all other states except for South Australia and the Northern Territory. Though the industry acknowledges that it will take some time to […]

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North Carolina house committee approves hemp research

North Carolina house committee approves hemp research

June 20, 2016 |

In North Carolina, the state may follow in Hawaii’s footsteps to begin supervised research on hemp as a feedstock for biofuels and other biomaterials thanks to approval of a bill by the state’s House Agriculture Committee. Land grant universities, under the supervision of the USDA and a nine-member commission, could begin growing the crop for […]

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High Flying

High Flying

March 26, 2015 |

Can you make ultra-performing diesel and jet fuels from essential oils found in cannabis sativa, a/k/a marijuana? Turns out, you can. Caryophyllene is a highly fragrant molecule found in a whole bunch of plants, and is the third-highest active component in catnip. It’s found in oregano, pepper, hops, cinnamon, basil, black caraway, and in pretty good concentration in […]

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Metal oxide catalyst for hemp biodiesel may increase efficiency of conversion

Metal oxide catalyst for hemp biodiesel may increase efficiency of conversion

January 5, 2015 |

In Applied Energy, a recent report highlighting a magnetic, nanometer sized metal oxide catalyst particles that have the ability to convert hemp oil into biodiesel fuel, suggests that hemp biodiesel may have a bright future. The magnetic catalyst mentioned above is useful because it can easily be removed after the chemical reaction is complete via […]

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Hemp: The Feedstock that Dare Not Speak its Name

Hemp: The Feedstock that Dare Not Speak its Name

July 6, 2014 |

You’ve heard its psychoactive cousin, marijuana, described as weed, smoke, ganja, bud, grass, mary jane, reefer, or herb…but advanced bioeconomy feedstock? Yep, no kidding, there’s a movement to bring hemp back in a big way. The Digest investigates. We first started tracking hemp back in 2009, when a 43-acre biomass trial launched in California that features […]

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Industrial Hemp, Cloud-MD collaborate on security and inventory management

Industrial Hemp, Cloud-MD collaborate on security and inventory management

May 5, 2014 |

In Nevada, the Industrial Hemp and Medical Marijuana Consulting Company has signed a consultant agreement with Cloud Medical Doctor Software Corporation (Cloud-MD) in order to enhance the Industrial Hemp and Medical Marijuana sector’s security and inventory management with a new level of professional encryption. The collaboration will allow Cloud-MD to receive and utilize industry-specific consulting […]

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