Imagine a plant that can provide up to FOUR raw commodities from a crop that grows in 100-110 days. The reality is already here. Through years of breeding the perfect dual-purpose crop, coupled to Canfiber’s breakthrough ribbon decortication technologies, the time is now.
What makes Canfiber’s technology so special is its ability to skip the many steps current decortication equipment require to produce a hurd-free fiber. Being a fraction of the cost than traditional fiber processing equipment on the market today, this is an attractive & major factor to scaling with far less risk.
In contrast to the current practice of burning the crop remainder to the ground, our revolutionary decorticator technology opens up a unique opportunity for growers- An opportunity they have been aware of for over a decade but couldn’t exploit. And that is to recover the seed, hurd & clean bast fiber with a minimal amount of steps.
From a market standpoint, the highest value of the two separated components is the bast fiber, which is considered an ideal technical material due to its stronger than steel weight ratio with a higher tensile strength than glass fibers from a composite standpoint. Currently, manufacturers such as Boeing and Magna International are working with suppliers to implement biomaterial components into on a trial basis, while Hanes has already begun to sell flax/hemp blended garments to reduce their volatile cotton inputs & Georgia Pacific has adopted hemp non-wovens for wipes & sanitary products.
Bioenergy is also becoming a hot topic. Although widely used during WW2 during petroleum shortages to provide heat for facilities that processed hemp into cordage for the war effort, little attention is paid to the business case of utilizing hemp hurd as a feedstock to make pyrolosis gas, charcoal & biochar (a soil enhancer).
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