Primary Fiber

Mechanical peeling of the outer bast replaces the ancient (& current) practice of producing high-quality fiber. Degummed by the same machine that peels off the bast & having the potential to work in the field is the innovation needed to ramp up primary hemp fiber production in North America & now Mexico!

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Process

Dual-purpose hemp varieties like Wojko, Joey or Anka all yield good seed production. Harvesting in the field is timed by rows, each 4 foot wide section processing 64 stalks, 5 feet tall every second, yielding approx. 1 ton of ribbon per acre. The machine is easily scaled by adding more sections (8, 12, 16 feet wide).

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Produce

4 raw commodities are obtained from mobile ribbon decortication, namely SEED, HURD, DEGUMMED RIBBON FIBER & CHAFF (for low-grade CBD oil)

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Latest design concept validated with bench model

We are proud to announce that we have finally cracked the code on mechanical ribbon decortication. Different diameters can stand together while not being precise on the height of each stalk have been adressed, along with a feed system that mimics cross-cutting a field grown similar to conventional corn. Plans are in the works to

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Emergency call to hemp fiber farmers for samples

We believe we have a winning design to produce ribbon hemp & call upon the iHemp community at large in an attempt to obtain green stalks of monoecious or other dual-purpose variety to sample in our ribbon decorticator.  The stalks should be dry but not retted & sown between 30-40 seeds per square foot. Ideally,

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