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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Self-propelled windrower modification project

Working with a iHemp farmer in Agassiz, BC he allowed us to modify his John Deere 800 series windrower once it became clear the double-cut harvestor was in trouble. It took a solid week but we were able raise the header’s sickle bar to 50″ to cut the tops off. The unit tested out on

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Double-cut harvestor update

With the limited success with last year’s double-cut project, updates to the harvestor have been undertaken to allow cut tops to be conveyed away from the lower stalks. Relocating the sickle motor away from the discharge area while making it more efficient with a direct-drive was also implemented.  With harvest came a dissapointing result as

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COVID deals blow to development plans

With a influenza pandemic spreading across the world, we believe now more than ever that society has to become more self-sufficient & expand its material offerings. Once this pandemic has been contained, it is our hope that iHemp will be able to assist in the economic recovery by expanding product offerings using this amazing plant!

2019 planting season has arrived!

Through slow & meticulous research, RD tech has been proven to work best on lightly retted crops cut 2″ above the ground. Ideal specimens are sown at a rate of 300 seeds per sq. metre dual purpose (seed/fiber) variety. Exceptional peeling has been recorded on X-59, Anka, Delores & Alyssa strains. Canfiber is counting on

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US Congress passes US Hemp Farm Bill

US Congress federally legalized hemp with the Dec. 12 passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, opening a market that Brightfield Group estimates will reach $22 billion by 2022. The $867 billion agriculture law cleared the Senate Dec. 11 with a 87-13 vote before gaining approval in the House Dec. 12 with a 369-47 vote. The

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