Nine products nominated for EIHA innovation awards

Nine products will vie for “Hemp Product of the Year” honors during this year’s European Industrial Hemp Association’s (EIHA) 15th annual conference June 12-13 in Cologne. The competition, in its inaugural edition, aims to promote innovative applications and markets for industrial hemp-based products.

The award is sponsored by HempConsult GmbH, the Dusseldorf-based consultancy.

Delegates will vote winners

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A jury of representatives from the EIHA advisory board, Germany’s nova-Institute, and sponsors of the annual conference nominated nine entries in three categories. The nominatees will give 10-minute presentations on June 12, Day 1 of the conference. Conference delegates will then vote the winners, who will be announced during a ceremony that same evening.

The nominated companies also will will have their innovations in display in a shared exhibition space provided by the nova-Institute during the conference.

Drumroll . . .

The nominees (fully described here), by category, are:

Hemp textiles & biocomposites:
• Konoplex Ltd (Russia): Non-woven insulation for textiles
• Møllerup Brands A/S (Denmark): Tiny Garden Root Gift Set
• Van.Eko BV (The Netherlands): Be.e Electric Scooter

Hemp cosmetics:
• Annabis, s.r.o. (Czech Republic): Balcann organic hemp ointment
• Canah International SRL (Romania): QUNABU by CANAH
• Møllerup Brands A/S (Denmark): Stress Relief Facial Oil

Hemp foods:
• Baltic NFS Ltd (Latvia): Latvian Hemp Halva
• Hanf-Zeit (Germany): Spirit of Hemp Roots
• Møllerup Brands A/S (Denmark): Organic Hemp Mustard