Don’t worry, this class is pass/fail. (Unfortunately failure could result in planetary destruction and global economic collapse.)
Cannabis sativa L. that has less than 0.3% THC is considered hemp and is federally legal. The crop grows 12’-15’ in three months, has more biomass than any other crop, and removes CO2 from the air as well or better than any other terrestrial plant.
At harvest custom combines separate the valuable seed from the stalk or “straw.” Bales of hemp straw are taken to regional facilities where an elaborate system of bale-breakers, mills, and filters separates the fine fibers from the woody core. Materials are further refined depending on end use.
This traditional method of post-harvest hemp processing is called “decortication.” Innovative new tech separates the harvested crop more efficiently than ever into its known value streams: seed (or “grain”) for food, bast fiber, and woody hurd.
VERSATILITY AND UTILITY
Hemp is everywhere.
Hemp touches virtually every major global industry, offering manufacturers, governments and investors a sustainable path to prosperity.
Global public policy supports decarbonization of supply chains
Hemp provides the foundation for sustainable industrial innovation
Hempcrete • Green Concrete • Composite “Wood” • Insulation • Fiberboard • Stucco & Mortar • Coatings • Putty • Fiberglass substitute • Nanocellulose Concrete Reinforcement
Bioplastics • Biocomposites • Resin & Varnish • Biodegradable Organic Polymers
Lightweighting for EV • Compression-Molding • Bio-Graphite & Graphene • Bioplastic • Nonwovens (dash and trunk liner, carpet) • Upholstery
Paper Stock & Cardboard • Molded Packaging • Nanocellulose • Sustainable Absorbent Wipes • Sanitary Products • Diapers
Pet Food & Treats • Horse Bedding • Cat Litter • Consumer Pet Cage Liner • Livestock Feed (Pending Deregulation)
Plant-based Protein & Ingredients • Hemp Seed Hearts • Seed Oil • Hemp Flour
TEXTILES & APPAREL
Yarn & Fabric • Denim • Shoes • Socks • Home Goods • Work Clothes • Uniforms • Canvas & Twine
POWER & ENERGY
Clean Biofuel (Cellulosic Ethanol) • Syngas • Compressed “Wood” Fuel Pellets • Bio-Graphene
Hemp and the Future of Carbon-Negative Construction
America’s 81-year prohibition of hemp kept the doors shut on research at a time when the world was growing faster than ever before. The benefits of hempcrete are understood, and now we can look beyond this time-tested material to a innovative range of sustainable construction applications. In their 2020 Market analysis Grand View Research states, “Hemp fibers are widely used in construction and insulation materials such as fiberboard, cement blocks, stucco and mortar, coatings, putty, and many other products as a fiberglass substitute. Hemp absorbs CO2 as it ages, thereby further reducing the carbon footprint of the construction.”
Hempcrete can sequester the equivalent of the annual carbon emissions of three refrigerators for every cubic foot
The green building industry contributes $135 billion in labor income to working Americans
Take the first step on our critical journey towards a decarbonized society today.
Why This Matters
Global climate crisis directly impacts economies and influences purchasing decisions large and small. Consumer spending is more directed than ever toward sustainability and environmental stewardship, and those who are prepared with commercially viable sustainable alternatives will create—and profit from—the path forward.
Please remember that different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that the future performance of any specific investment or investment strategy will be profitable or equal any historical performance level(s).
rePlant Hemp Impact Fund 1, LP is an investment fund registered by rePlant Hemp Advisors, LLC for the purposes of investing in hemp-based technology to decarbonize the global economy.
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