What Is Hemp Fuel?
The cellulose undergoes a chemical process to ferment the sugars and turn them into ethanol. A biomass power plant can also run with hemp biofuel. After hemp is harvested and processed, the stalks and leaves can be burned as hemp biomass fuel.
Hemp Is A Versatile Plant
There are countless uses for the hemp plant. Even if a farmer produces hemp only as a fuel source, they can still make use of the entire plant. The rest of it can become animal feed or bedding, fiber for ropes or clothing, or raw material for hempcrete.
An Alternative Biofuel Source That Won’t Impact Food Crops
The most common plant-based fuel sources nowadays are corn, soy, and sugar cane. We’re using plants that could be food to become fuel, which can increase food prices. The part of the hemp plant used for fuel is not a nutrition source, differently from other food crops.
Hemp Grows Faster and Can Be Used in Rotation
Hemp also grows faster than other plants used as a source for fuel. As hemp plants can be completely mature in only four months, farmers can use it in rotation with other food crops. Hemp has properties that enhance soil quality and regenerate it. Thus, rotating hemp with food crops is highly beneficial for the yield of the latter.
Hemp Biofuels Have High Efficiency
Hemp’s yield is higher than other crops such as soybean, peanut, or sunflower. Hemp biodiesel can also efficiently run in any conventional diesel engine. Hemp biodiesel provides better thermal efficiency and also has reduced CO2 emissions. What about hemp fuel vs. gasoline? A chemical engineer found out that an acre of hemp can produce power equivalent to a thousand gallons of gas.
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Hemp has been around for thousands of years. With records dating as far back as 8,000+ B.C.E., this multi-functional plant has been used around the globe throughout history for more purposes than you can imagine. From paper to honey, smoothies to straws, medicinal oils to building material – you name it, hemp can do it. [...]
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