Growing interest in CBD, essential oils and other secondary metabolites has set a path for high added value, applications of hemp products, said Davide Calzolari, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, (UCSC), (IT), who’ll make a presentation on “Cannabis Threshing residue: A Source of High Added-Value Compounds,” research from Multi-Hemp, an EU funded research project. Preliminary results of the study show large differences in chemical composition of the inflorescence and threshing residues of hemp while sowing time plays a major role in determining plant growth and biomass production, Calzolari said.
Presentations at EIHA this year span applications such as fibres and shives,bio-composites, insulation, construction, textiles; hemp seed, oil and proteins; and CBD.
More than 250 registrants have signed up for this year’s 13th Annual International European Industrial Hemp Association Conference, organizers said this week, with more than 41 nations represented. Both numbers are records, EIHA said.