Category: BioFuel

  • Kentucky University Researches Hemp BioFuel Potential

    Kentucky University Researches Hemp BioFuel Potential

    May 17th, 2017 – The University of Louisville’s Conn Center for Renewable Energy is planting more hemp this year at the school’s Belknap Campus. This is officially the center’s second hemp crop — the first was planted last August and yielded a few dozen pounds of plants. This year, there will be two different varieties of…

  • Canada’s Narrowing Hemp Industry Advantage

    Canada’s Narrowing Hemp Industry Advantage

    July 23rd, 2015 – Canada’s North American market leadership in hemp production is at risk. While commercial hemp production in Canada began in 1998 and Canada currently grows approximately 100,000 acres annually, competition from the U.S. is quickly emerging a hemp researcher warns. “This year is a year of change,” says Jan Slaski, a senior…

  • Is Hemp Biomass a Viable Bio-Coal?

    Is Hemp Biomass a Viable Bio-Coal?

    April 15th, 2015 – A Georgia-based company is testing hemp as an alternative feedstock to timber-based wood chips for conversion into bio-coal. Vega Biofuels Inc. specializes in converting organic materials such as woodchips into bio-fuels for energy production and biochar for the hemp and medical marijuana growing industries. To date, most coal-fired plants converted to…

  • Hemp is having its moment. Meet the miracle plant’s biggest champion

    Hemp is having its moment. Meet the miracle plant’s biggest champion

    May 6th, 2014 – We’ve heard about the promise of hemp before: Its fibers can be stronger than steel. Its seeds make for antioxidant-loaded superfood for you and your chickens. It can compete with fossil fuel as a viable alternative energy source. But ever since the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, the U.S. has skunked…

  • Hemp – The Biofuel to Replace Petroleum

    Hemp – The Biofuel to Replace Petroleum

    July 22, 2011 – The hemp plant is the key to the revolution in reducing our energy economic costs to individuals and our environment. The bottom line in this change is all based on the financial numbers plugged into a mathematical equation that results in the lowest number. Money, the amount we all pay for…

  • Hemp Insulation and Building Materials

    Hemp Insulation and Building Materials

    January 25, 2010 – Hemp was among the first crops to be cultivated, and historically it ranks among the most widely cultivated annual crops. Today industrial hemp is enjoying a renaissance in many countries. It is increasingly recognized as a valuable, environment-friendly, bio-resource. Selectively bred to minimize the THC (narcotic) content, industrial hemp is licensed…

  • Hemp Produces Viable Biodiesel, Study Finds

    Hemp Produces Viable Biodiesel, Study Finds

    October 7, 2010 – Of all the various uses for Cannabis plants, add another, “green” one to the mix. Researchers at University of Connecticut (UConn) have found that the fiber crop Cannabis sativa, known as industrial hemp, has properties that make it viable and even attractive as a raw material, or feedstock, for producing biodiesel…

  • Why Hemp Could Save the World

    Why Hemp Could Save the World

    August 12, 2010 – The title probably should say, “Why hemp could have saved the world all along,” because the plant should never have been banned in the first place, and its prohibition has led to untold suffering around the globe. If we—the global human population—had been able to grow the miracle plant hemp (Cannabis…

  • Hemp Legalization Would Help U.S. Economy

    Hemp Legalization Would Help U.S. Economy

    April 16, 2010 – It’s hard to be a consistent political conservative in 2010. New information and biting criticism from the left are exacerbating a great clash between the principles of free-market capitalism and the social conservatism that wins votes from the “moral majority,” played out on the battlefields of countless proxy issues. Potential constituents…

  • Kentucky: Hemp for Ethanol – Video

    Kentucky: Hemp for Ethanol – Video

    A descendant of hemp farmers and curator of the Kentucky Hemp Museum & Library, Craig Lee knows hemp is a superior crop choice for cellulosic ethanol production – the next wave in eco-friendly fuels. Hemp hurds contain 70% cellulose. Also, hemp seed can be used for biodiesel and for food products. Craig points out that…