Any processing of a natural raw material such as hemp must create “fines”. These hemp fines are mostly composed of organic materials (cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin), with a slight moisture content, and naturally find their way in two directions which eventually converge into energy production. Methanisation is the first of these paths. Combined with other ingredients from the ‘ration’ of an methanisation plant, our product is appreciated both for its low moisture content and its biomethanation capability, producing more methane per ton of raw material than corn silage. In France, our cooperative is involved in supplying this product to industrial methanisation plants or workshops sited in agricultural areas. Their operators have also seen the interest in this product, available throughout the year in a regular flow and constant in quality.
There is no reason this could not be done in America. Our Transitional Supply Chain Initiative is dedicated to super charging American production of industrial hemp. The natural byproduct of this initiative will be an abundance of these materials which can be used for fuel production. Are you an energy company, or even a small farm, interested in using this material for energy production? Get in touch with us by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.