Tag: 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…

  • 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…

  • Marijuana makes the ballot in Oregon

    July 17, 2012  –  Oregon voters will have a chance to make marijuana legal. The Oregon Cannabis Tax Act, also known as Initiative 9, will appear as Measure 80 on the Oregon ballot in November.  The official Twitter feed of the Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division was used to make the announcement late Friday…

  • 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 Biofuel Blazes the Competition

    November 9, 2010 – While the food versus fuel debate continues to put crop-based biofuel production on the back burners it might just be Cannabis sativa that blazes the competition. Researchers at University of Connecticut have found that industrial hemp has properties that make it viable and even attractive as a raw material, or feedstock,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • When the Smoke Clears-Hemp Biodiesel

    April 5, 2010 – Hemp literally produces a “green” product when it’s used to make biodiesel. Despite the allure of the green-hued fuel, a close examination of the controversial crop reveals several barriers for its use as a biodiesel feedstock in the near future. However, as movers and shakers attempt to legalize hemp farming in…

  • Hemp in America – Will We Ever be Allowed to Grow It?

    The Issue Hemp is a fiber product that has dozens of potential uses, yet it cannot be grown in the United States because it is technically the same species as marijuana, cannabis sativa, which has been illegal in the United States since 1937. In recent years, however, such diverse interests as environmentalists, paper manufacturers, and…

  • Hemp is Not a Drug

    February 15, 2010 – Recently, President Barack Obama delivered his first State of the Union Address. In his speech, he emphasized clean energy and economic growth as our nation’s primary goals for this year. In light of his Obama’s speech, it seems high time to renew the debate about allowing the cultivation of hemp for…