CBD hemp is known for recreational and medical use, but now the applications are extending into the production of CBD products like crude oil, CBD distillate and CBD isolate. If the sudden growth of industrial hemp or IHF farms is anything to go by, the sector is gaining a lot of popularity due to significant interest and the readily market available.
Reports estimate that in the US alone, there are almost 25,000 acres of industrial hemp under cultivation in at least 19 States. Up to 32 universities are actively doing research around hemp, and there were 1500 active hemp licenses. What has led to the considerable interest in this plant?
We will review The Mystery of CBD hemp biomass below.
What is CBD hemp biomass?
Visit any IHF CBD biomass Producing Company, and you’ll come across terms like Cannabidiol (CBD), Terpenes, THC, and Hemp seed oil, among others. It would, therefore, be important for us to understand what some of these terms mean.
Hemp is a species of the cannabis plant and has a high concentration of CBD enzymes. It is the same species as marijuana but has a different genetic composition. What makes it different from marijuana is that it has low Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) meaning you will not get the high effect as you would if you were to smoke marijuana.
The basic meaning of biomass is any material from animals or plants that could be considered a waste because you cannot eat it or use it as animal feed.
Once the hemp plant is harvested and processed, what remains behind is what is known as hemp biomass. However, despite the definition of biomass which connotes waste, the Hemp biomass has other uses including a source for energy fuel.
Fuel from CBD hemp biomass
Any environmental conservation will be happy with Hemp biomass. Due to its organic nature, it is a renewable source of energy. This makes it a sustainable alternative for fuel which makes it great for the environment.
Hemp grows very fast; it matures in about four months meaning the potential for CBD hemp biomass as a fuel source is enormous.
CBD hemp fuel can be used as is, as biogas or liquid biofuels. The process of extracting fuel from biomass is through chemical decomposition or biological digestion. From the processing of the waste from the cannabis plant, we get a carbon nanomaterial which is the primary material in high power batteries and super-capacitors.
Hemp is not a high-maintenance crop and does not require a lot of herbicide or pesticide application. It is also great for crop rotation because it replenishes soil nitrates and preserves it.
While many people associate hemp with recreational or medician use only, it has so many other applications that are continuing to reveal themselves daily. Hemp biomass is now giving us a fuel source which is renewable and sustainable.
The world is facing environmental degradation and rampant cutting down of trees, it is therefore good to know that the fast-maturing hemp plant can produce fuel. Small to large scale farmers also have a high selling plant thus a sustainable income source.