What is Hemp Biomass?On July 30, 2020 by Brent Bates
It is common to assume that cannabinoids strictly pertains to medical and recreational use. However, that isn’t always the case. Farmers cultivate hemp and other cannabinoids on their personal property and distribute the crops and their biomass to the CBD industry. Normally, farmers throw away seeds and stalks from other plants, since manufacturers don’t typically use them to make products. The opposite is true for hemp biomass, which is used to make several universally recognizable products.
How Hemp Grows
To explain biomass, it’s important to know how hemp grows. Hemp is a tall, thin plant that comes from the cannabis sativa species. The crop requires basic care and can thrive in most conditions. Farmers first sow the hemp seed into fertile soil, helping the plant grow more quickly. Farmers must be careful when using hemp pesticides and only use products legally approved by the EPA. After 120 days, the plant will have matured and becomes ready for harvest.
Biomass Makes Money
Each acre of hemp can cover up to $730 in profits. Farmers use biomass by extracting roots, leaves and stalk as strains to produce multiple products to distribute them for small businesses to sell. Clothing, accessories, furniture and beauty products can all be made from hemp. The flower contains the highest CBD concentration, which is ideal for making medicines. Some examples of hemp products with CBD are CBD oil and cherry wine buds, which people use to reduce chronic pain. Strains can also be sold as relaxants, typically for people to smoke. Some people use hemp seeds to cook fiber-rich meals such as quinoa.
Biomass as Fuel
Large supplies of biomass can also be converted to fuel. The plant’s waste material is converted into a carbon nonmaterial, which can be used to replace expensive sources of fuel that power sophisticated technologies. such as smartphones and laptops. Compared to fossil fuel, hemp as renewable source of fuel is underused, despite the lower cost of the converted energy source. The lack of hemp’s common use as fuel is also related to it’s history of criminalization. Any possession of cannabinoids, whether for recreational or industrial use, was considered illegal throughout the nation until only recently.
In most cases, accumulating excess is considered a deleterious waste in resources and time. Oftentimes, excess cannot be converted into a product of equal value to products made from the excess’s substance source. Farmers cultivate and harvest hemp for commercial use, contributing to massive profits for the CBD industry. Biomass can be also used as clean, renewable fuel. With it’s recent popularity on the rise, industrial hemp can be adopted for several business purposes.