Six nominees stand to earn the “Hemp Product of the Year 2020” award in this year’s European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) innovation competition, a part of the annual EIHA conference June 16-17.
The six nominees submitted market-ready applications and products based on industrial hemp, spanning food & drinks, bio-composites, textiles, and hemp harvesting technology. A jury of representatives from nova-Institute, the conference organizer, and sponsors of the conference nominated the finalists.
Participants will vote
The candidates will give short presentations during this year’s online-only edition of the EIHA conference, which marks its 17th year in 2020. Conference participants will then vote an overall winner to receive the top award, which is sponsored by the Canadian company Hemp for Health.
More than 30 speakers from leading hemp companies and institutes will address the annual EIHA conference, which brings together experts from around the world to discuss the latest developments in the use of hemp for fiber, shivs, seeds, oil and CBD, and applications including textiles, building materials, bio-composites for packaging and automotive, food and feed, food supplements and pharmaceuticals.
The conference program includes discussions following each presentation as well as two panel discussions with leading experts and participants.
The candidates and products nominated for the third annual EIHA innovation award, “Hemp Product of the Year 2020,” are:
- ABAGUNE Research (Spain): Satibasque Cannabis Aromatic Bitter, an artisanally crafted line of cocktail bitters incorporating hemp root and hemp seed protein as aroma fixatives in the manufacturing process.
- AIM – Angewandte Innovative Materialien GmbH (Germany): Hemp Biocomposite Mobile Phone Sleeve, a hand-crafted hemp bio-composite sustainable mobile phone sleeve comprising more than 95% of bio-material.
- ENAT, ADRAR NOUH, ENSA (Morocco); and Fraunhofer CSP (Germany): SUNIMPLANT – A Modular, off-grid hemp house, off-grid dwelling that incorporates a spherical skin of hemp fiber bio-composites with integrated solar technology.
- Henrys Hemp Harvester (Germany): The HHHarvester, a double-module front-loaded attachment for harvesting industrial hemp flowers and stems, designed for small and medium sized farms.
- Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. (Germany): Lyohemp™ knitwear, which is produced from an innovative cellulose man-made fibre based on a dissolving pulp derived from organically grown hemp.
- Suomen Hampputuotteet Oy (Finland): Wild Blueberry Hemp Milk, a high-pressure pasteurized (HPP) hemp milk made of Finnish germinated organic hemp seeds and freeze-dried Nordic wild berries, developed through the unique manufacturing process, it is cold pressed an preserved all nutrients.
The registration fee for the two-day online EIHA Conference is €250.