An EU funded research & innovation project says it has made progress developing fully bio-based composites from hemp and wood feedstock for the automotive, aeronautics and audio sectors.
Hemp is touted as a potential green solution for everything from building materials to plastics — and that’s precisely where they have value in the automotive sector. A car entirely made from hemp would save a lot of non-renewable materials from their inevitable fate in the junkyard.
Ecuador has set the stage for development of country’s hemp industry with the release of regulations from the Ministry of Agriculture that will guide such things as seed production, farming, processing, marketing, export and other links in the hemp production chain, among others.
A test that predicts THC versus CBD in cannabis plants has been developed, which could save industrial hemp growers a lot of time, money and effort.
As outdoor hemp growers contend with wildfires ravaging the western United States, the need for preventative steps is even more important now that fire season starts earlier and ends later.