Category: industrial hemp

Hemp and Green Energy are Destined to Marry

Getty Everyone dreams of a green planet where energy is abundant and inexpensive. Hemp is a natural resource that has long been overlooked as one material that can put this plan into motion. While scientists struggle to find new ways to incorporate graphene into energy storage solutions, the waste from hemp plants is proving more justified as a sweeter alternative. Currently, home energy storage relies on lithium-ion or lead-acid batteries for later distribution. However, the toxic impact of lead and the difficulty in recycling lithium counteract the environmental purpose of green energy. These high capacity batteries are also slow...

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Indiana Hemp Skepticism Turns Positive Due to Growing Market

Getty Indiana Hoosiers are conservative, hard-working and true to their beliefs. Farmers have been blessed with high yields of corn and soybeans that grow well in the rich Midwest soil. The old saying ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’, represents the unwillingness of Hoosiers to consider anything new or different in crop farming. So when the 8th annual INHIA Hemp History Week celebration was held in Monrovia, Indiana, recently, representatives were surprised and delighted to see a more positive outlook on industrial hemp growing. Says INHIA board member Justin Swanson, “I remember a few years ago, I’d walk...

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