Producing industrial hemp has two main benefits: It is very effective in sequestering carbon from our atmosphere and the plant itself can be used to make biodiesel/bioethanol. Imagine for a moment, if all the world's major cities had vertical hemp farms around them. These farms would be able to play a pivotal role in reducing carbon emissions and produce plant matter which can be used to produce biodiesel/bioethanol.
This is possible due to the fact that hemp plant is proven to be high in complex sugars content (ethanol) and the hemp seed high in fats content (biodiesel), this makes the plant an ideal candidate for transport fuel production.
Why use vertical farms?
Farming industrial hemp on such a large scale can cause problems for biodiversity and even affect land that is used for growing food crops.
Most vehicles can use these biofuels with minor or no adjustment required to the engine. This opens up a whole new path to reducing car emissions on the planet as biofuels burn much more cleanly than fossil fuels. The emissions that are released from cars that use biofuels can be then captured from the process of growing crops.
The government of Canada is looking to significantly reduce carbon emissions and has put programs in place to support this plan. Bio-Energy Canada 2022: Transportation Biofuels from Hemp
Transportation accounts for approximately 25% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), of which almost half comes.
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