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University of Kentucky researchers show dual-purpose hemp cultivars best for bioenergy

University of Kentucky researchers show dual-purpose hemp cultivars best for bioenergy

August 13, 2020 |

In Kentucky, dual-purpose industrial hemp cultivars show the best potential for coproduction of biofuel and bioproducts, according to University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment study. Researchers evaluated 11 hemp cultivars from all over the world. They planted cultivars at UK’s Spindletop Farm and at Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability under the […]

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More dope, rope, soap: an upward slope in camelina, hemp, cannabis, soybeans for food, fuels, feed

More dope, rope, soap: an upward slope in camelina, hemp, cannabis, soybeans for food, fuels, feed

June 2, 2020 |

Benson Hill, Yield10 and Marrone Bio are in the news this week with advances in their crop technologies aimed at yield improvement and nutritional composition. Yield continues to be the motherlode when it comes to agricultural innovation, you can see the recent waves of agtech investing more or less as a series of novel strategies […]

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From weeds to wealth – Researchers discover simple method to make valuable levulinic acid and cement additive from hemp waste

From weeds to wealth – Researchers discover simple method to make valuable levulinic acid and cement additive from hemp waste

April 13, 2020 |

By Noppadon Sathitsuksanoh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor – Chemical Engineering (Energy & Sustainability), University of Louisville Special to The Digest In Kentucky, Louisville scientists add value to solid wastes from the hemp product industry. Their research exploits a simple process that transforms the waste into levulinic acid, a valuable chemical and a cement additive for green […]

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New Holland, Hemp Association form exclusive pact to power new commodity crop

New Holland, Hemp Association form exclusive pact to power new commodity crop

January 8, 2020 |

In Pennsylvania, New Holland Agriculture and the National Hemp Association have signed a deal to “accelerate the return of hemp commodity crop onto farmlands across North America”, under the banner “Pushing Progress Together”. As part of this partnership, the National Hemp Association will participate alongside New Holland at 16 national farm shows throughout North America to […]

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USDA launches new insurance option for hemp

USDA launches new insurance option for hemp

January 6, 2020 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has established a new crop insurance option for hemp growers in select counties of 21 states in 2020. The insurance program will provide Actual Production History (APH) coverage under 508(h) Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI). The MPCI coverage is for hemp grown for grain, fiber, and CBD oil for […]

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World’s 1st hydrogen fuel-cell powered yacht, hemp airplane, rock snot to biomaterials, sisal-based thermal insulation, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of January 3rd

World’s 1st hydrogen fuel-cell powered yacht, hemp airplane, rock snot to biomaterials, sisal-based thermal insulation, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of January 3rd

January 2, 2020 |

The bioeconomy is kickstarting 2020 with a flurry of innovations, like a millennial entrepreneur who developed a method to convert invasive toxic algae commonly called “rock snot” into various materials including paper, fabric and bioplastic. Another entrepreneur developed thermal insulation made from sisal, a plant found in east Africa. And a for sure way to […]

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Hemp airplane struggles to gain funding

Hemp airplane struggles to gain funding

December 31, 2019 |

In Ontario, Hempearth is raising funds to build the world’s first hemp airplane, and the company’s founder hopes to one day build the world’s first hemp spaceship.  Derek Kesek tells Anonymous News  that at least three quarters of the plane will be made of hemp, replacing fiberglass used in conventional planes with a material 10 […]

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HempWave to take controlling stake in Celexus

HempWave to take controlling stake in Celexus

December 31, 2019 |

In Arizona, HempWave has revealed it plans on buying a controlling stake in Celexus, an acquisition, management and holding company for early-stage, high-growth businesses and technologies in the hemp industry.   Under the terms of the deal, slated to close in May of 2020, Celexus will change its name to Hempwave and become the brand […]

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Hemp, Inc. Oregon processing operation featured for state-of-the-art hemp processing

Hemp, Inc. Oregon processing operation featured for state-of-the-art hemp processing

November 16, 2019 |

In Nevada, Hemp, Inc. was covered in NewsWatch 12 (ABC) for their state-of-the-art hemp processing facility as the Company works through harvest season in Rogue Valley. The interview with Barry Epling, CEO of Farming Capital Corp, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hemp Inc. discusses why hemp farmers need to plan ahead and consider the type of […]

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India’s Hempcorp secures 10,000 acres to become world’s largest hemp plantation

India’s Hempcorp secures 10,000 acres to become world’s largest hemp plantation

November 4, 2019 |

In India, Hempcorp recently secured a 10,000 acre site set to become the world’s largest hemp plantation. This comes following the legalization of hemp cultivation within the state of Uttarakhand, India.  The company will be managing operations in Uttarakhand and has plans for a variety-based product chain from hemp. The product chain will vary from […]

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