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 using hemp for ethanol will leave corn and soybeans to their best uses as food. Hemp is easier on the soil and uses far less water than corn. Any biomass or cellulose carbohydrate is superior to hydrocarbons (petrochemicals), because this year’s living plants take up the carbon from last year’s crop burning in your car. Also, there is no sulfur dioxide produced – no acid rain! Here’s an article on cellulosic ethanol: Source.

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