Biocomposites

Canada’s Alberta province pushes dual cropping for fiber and grain

The Canadian province of Alberta is moving fast to develop infrastructure to support dual-cropping of hemp grain and fiber through…

April 24, 2022

Michigan developer cancels farming plans as investors balk over strategy

Michigan-based Heartland Corporate Holdings LLC ("Heartland Industries") has canceled plans to grow 5,500 acres of fiber hemp this year after…

April 11, 2022

‘Without a large unicorn, there’s no success for an investor to replicate’

INTERVIEW: Jesse Henry is CEO at Michigan-based Heartland Industries, a biotech startup that engineers hemp materials as additives for polymers…

February 8, 2022

Researchers say hemp-based rebar could replace steel in construction

Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (USA) say they have developed a hemp‐based rebar reinforcing technology for cement construction. Alexandros Tsamis,…

January 28, 2022

Lack of rules hinders development in Morocco’s Rif, but co-op keeps building

The Moroccan government last year passed a law that could give impoverished farmers in the country's Central Rif a chance…

January 18, 2022

Hemp fiber valued for its sustainability

[Fourth in a series of recaps on industry developments in 2021] From textiles to plastics to makeup, applications for hemp…

December 30, 2021

NY bill would push hemp-based packaging for state’s cannabis products

A New York lawmaker has introduced a bill designed to increase demand for hemp-based packaging biocomposites while helping the state…

December 23, 2021

Michigan company gets grant for hemp-based soil research

Michigan-based Heartland Industries has received a $360,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in support of Hemp4Soil, a…

December 22, 2021

Polish group’s whole-plant strategy stresses innovation, sustainability

A Poland-based hemp innovation hub has sparked initiatives in hemp proteins, plant-based foods and biocomposites that can replace wood as…

December 17, 2021

Italian plastics maker will distribute hemp products under deal with U.S. company

Italian plastics maker LATI Industria Termoplastici (LATI) is to distribute products from U.S.-based The Hemp Plastic Company (THPC) under a…

October 26, 2021