Tag: hemp

Gigacorn microbial cement, hemp rebar, date waste for filtration membranes, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 4th

Gigacorn microbial cement, hemp rebar, date waste for filtration membranes, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 4th

March 3, 2022 |

Rebuilding in a more sustainable way is top of mind for this week’s Top 8 Innovations. From a composite reinforcing material made of hemp stalk and bioplastic to create a rebar as strong as steel for construction to a ‘gigacorn’ cement alternative using microbes and without emitting carbon dioxide, rebuilding is getting greener and more […]

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Home of the future may be 3D printed out of hemp

Home of the future may be 3D printed out of hemp

December 27, 2021 |

In New York, a consortium is developing hemp-based ink for use in 3D-printed construction applications. Black Buffalo 3D, a supplier of 3D printers and inks to the construction industry; Alquist, a company using 3D printing in construction; and industrial hemp maker Revive Hemp Industries, announced their collaboration with the goal of creating greener alternatives for […]

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Researchers highlight hemp as superfood, innovative source of vegetable protein

Researchers highlight hemp as superfood, innovative source of vegetable protein

September 19, 2021 |

In Germany, University of Hohenheim researchers teamed up with Signature Products aiming to establish sustainable, regional value chains for hemp protein and to develop innovative processes, technologies and recipes for the production of protein-rich foods such as vegan schnitzel, tofu, pasta, etc. from regionally grown hemp. In the project “SchniTzel, Hanftofu, PASTa & Co from […]

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INCA Renewable Technologies to build facility producing bio-composite panels from hemp

INCA Renewable Technologies to build facility producing bio-composite panels from hemp

August 24, 2021 |

In Canada, INCA Renewable Technologies emerged from stealth mode to announce the company has secured the land to build a large-scale manufacturing facility in Elkhart County, Indiana that will process thousands of tons of hemp fiber into high performance bio-composite panels and pellets for the transportation, consumer plastics and building materials industries. INCA also announced […]

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Calyxt expands hemp breeding platform with seedless hemp innovation

Calyxt expands hemp breeding platform with seedless hemp innovation

July 11, 2021 |

In Minnesota, Calyxt, Inc. further expanded its hemp breeding platform with the addition of triploid breeding technology to create seedless hemp. Bringing this technology to hemp cultivation comes on the heels of the company announcing the successful transformation of the hemp genome. Together, these advancements demonstrate industry leadership in modernizing the crop. Like seedless watermelon, […]

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Calyxt successfully transforms hemp genome to improve advanced materials, fiber, protein

Calyxt successfully transforms hemp genome to improve advanced materials, fiber, protein

May 2, 2021 |

In Minnesota, Calyxt, Inc., a plant-based technology company, successfully transformed hemp genome, enabling a step-change in innovation approaches in the species. This transformation technology enables future advancements in hemp such as trait delivery, gene editing and advanced plant breeding and is expected to accelerate hemp variety development. Out of reach by U.S. farmers and seed […]

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Aquaman supports algae-based sneakers, hemp barrister wigs, mushroom leather, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 5th

Aquaman supports algae-based sneakers, hemp barrister wigs, mushroom leather, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 5th

March 4, 2021 |

Last week we had Iron Man and Bill Gates. This week it’s Aquaman’s Jason Momoa who is supporting a biobased economy with his support of algae-based sneakers. And if you thought no one was wearing barrister wigs anymore, check out the new vegan hemp wigs instead of traditional horsehair for UK’s barristers, who yes, apparently […]

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Vegan lawyers across the pond dig wigs made from hemp

Vegan lawyers across the pond dig wigs made from hemp

March 1, 2021 |

In the United Kingdom, barristers will now have the option of using vegan hemp wigs instead of traditional horsehair as they debate the merits of their respective cases.  Samuel March, a young, vegan barrister, created first unveiled his new wig on social media. “The prototype has arrived. This is the world’s first hemp barrister’s wig. […]

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High Hopes with Hemp Renewable Diesel

High Hopes with Hemp Renewable Diesel

February 7, 2021 |

No, you won’t get high from inhaling your hemp renewable diesel’s vehicle emissions. But you may get a natural high from just thinking about this intriguing renewable fuel. One metric ton of hemp sequesters 1.5 metric tons of carbon dioxide, it matures in as little as 100 days, requires less water and pesticides than many […]

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Over $500K in DOE funding given to address environmental and public health challenges

Over $500K in DOE funding given to address environmental and public health challenges

October 4, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $594,424 in funding for eight undergraduate and graduate student teams from colleges and universities across the country through EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grant program, including research on developing a more sustainable concrete made from hemp pulp and controlling algal blooms. The P3 program […]

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