January 20, 2018

HEMPONOL – Hemp Ethanol & Hemp Biodiesel: “Future Fuels Here Now!” (DIY Biodiesel) Hemp News from Around The World


Hemp Fuel
Hemp fuels- Environmentally friendly fuel sources

The basics: Hemp can provide two types of fuel.
1. Hemp biodiesel – made from the oil of the (pressed) hemp seed.
2. Hemp ethanol/methanol – made from the fermented stalk.

To clarify further, ethanol is made from such things as grains, sugars, starches, waste paper and forest products, and methanol is made from woody/pulp matter. Using processes such as gasification, acid hydrolysis and enzymes, hemp can be used to make both ethanol and methanol.

In this day of oil wars, peak oil (and the accompanying soaring prices), climate change and oil spills such as the one in the gulf by BP, it’s more important than ever to promote sustainable alternatives such as hemp ethanol. Hemp turns out to be the most cost-efficient and valuable of all the fuel crops we could grow on a scale that could fuel the world.

And as it turns out, the whole reason for hemp prohibition – and alcohol prohibition – may have been a fuel the realization that OIL production is threatened by any competing fuel source, especially one that requires no modifications to your car!

What is Hemp Biodiesel?
Hemp biodiesel is the name for a variety of ester based oxygenated fuels made from hemp oil. The concept of using vegetable oil as an engine fuel dates back to 1895 when Dr. Rudolf Diesel developed the first diesel engine to run on vegetable oil. Diesel demonstrated his engine at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900 using peanut oil as fuel. Hemp biodiesel come from the pressing of the hemp seeds to extract the oil. Through a process explained here , hemp biodiesel can be made.

Hemp biodiesel can be made from domestically produced, renewable oilseed crops such as hemp. With over 30 million successful U.S. road miles hemp biodiesel could be the answer to our cry for renewable fuel sources. Learning more about renewable fuels does not mean we should not cut back on consumption but does help address the environmental affects of our choices. There is more to hemp as a renewable fuel source than you know

Why Hemp Biodiesel?

Biodiesel is the only alternative fuel that runs in any conventional, unmodified diesel engine.
It can be stored anywhere that petroleum diesel fuel is stored. Biodiesel is safe to handle and transport because it is as biodegradable as sugar, 10 times less toxic than table salt, and has a high flashpoint of about 300 F compared to petroleum diesel fuel, which has a flash point of 125 F.
Biodiesel can be made from domestically produced, renewable oilseed crops such as hemp.
Biodiesel is a proven fuel with over 30 million successful US road miles, and over 20 years of use in Europe.
When burned in a diesel engine, biodiesel replaces the exhaust odor of petroleum diesel with the pleasant smell of hemp, popcorn or french fries.
Biodiesel is the only alternative fuel in the US to complete EPA Tier I Health Effects Testing under section 211(b) of the Clean Air Act, which provide the most thorough inventory of environmental and human health effects attributes that current technology will allow.
Biodiesel is 11% oxygen by weight and contains no sulfur.
The use of biodiesel can extend the life of diesel engines because it is more lubricating than petroleum diesel fuel, while fuel consumption, auto ignition, power output, and engine torque are relatively unaffected by biodiesel.
The Congressional Budget Office, Department of Defense, US Department of Agriculture, and others have determined that biodiesel is the low cost alternative fuel option for fleets to meet requirements of the Energy Policy Act.

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Carol 5 July, 2012 at 4:50 pm
I also hear that hemp makes a better paper than trees, and of course, is much more easily renewed as a yearly crop. It yields hugely!


Dennis Cook 29 August, 2013 at 2:09 am
I’d say it makes good paper. Just pull out your wallet and look at your good old US bills, made out of hemp so as to be resilient. One of them also has an old hemp farmer on the front. George Washington LOL.


Ted 22 July, 2012 at 3:38 pm
The food based Ethanol and Tobacco Lobbies along with the Religious right will never allow hemp and hemp oils to be used or legalized.


George Gilks 20 August, 2015 at 10:42 am
Not to mention the Dupont family, the cotton industry, the petroleum industry, the pharmaceutical industry, etc, etc.


Paul Flora 9 September, 2016 at 8:32 pm
Don’t throw your own opinion in into the trash like that. Stand up against those lobiest jerks and be the American you was born to be.
God bless hemp. By the way, I’m born naturally here in America. Therefore I’m native here. Marijuana is sacroment for me. Freedom of religion as well.


Robert Milton 27 August, 2012 at 4:35 pm
I am trying to get a hold of 1 – 2 galons of hemp bio-fuel can anyone point me in a good direction. I know the government won’t like it but I believe we can persuade them through flooding the market with inventions and apparatuses that need the fuel. I know most americans are ignorant to the huge power capabilities and uses for the is product. I do not smoke, but do not judge those who do. I also do not believe that it is a gateway drug. Ignorance is a gateway drug. Any help with the Hemp fuel would be great. Vote out Obama and save this country.


Cunanan 18 November, 2013 at 2:21 am
I’m understandable to making Gasoline from Hemp, I can agree with making it from Corn, but how much more productive would we all be if we turned out Biofuel from Yard Clippings?

I’m down for using the hemp plant, mostly because of fast a nice stalk could be grown and churned in to BioFuel or Gasoline.

But, according to some statistics I’ve found, all the Hurricanes that have been hitting us has been depleting our Agriculture. Less Agriculture means less Fruit, less Corn, and less room for Hemp Crops.

I think we should look into turning grass cuttings, bush and tree trimmings in to BioFuel? Just a thought.

Great excerpt on Hemp for Fuel, by the way!!!


Terry 29 April, 2015 at 9:57 am
What does it take to turn our government to seriously look at hemp for boidiesel fuel?


Ken 1 August, 2017 at 1:34 pm
The use of this hemp plastic sure would eliminate the problem of auto hail damage.
I’m curios as to how much fuel could be produced per average acre. It would likely be as efficiant or better than using grains to make ethenol, which in turn would not cut into food product to feed our growing world population .
The heartiness of the plant which would cut down on chemicals which are pressentely used on cerial crops would also result in less pollution for our waterways.
The factor of spills being no concerns also should be a big plus for it’s developement.
Engine longevity also came as a surprise to me.



DIY Biodiesel – 5 minute microbatches


Henry Ford & Rudolf Diesel Hemp Fuel Against Petroleum Part 1 – Dieselgate
NOTE: There is 1 Bad Word in this Video.


Industrial Hemp Takes Root
Hemp News 19 July, 2014 Editorial, Hemp News
* Industrial Hemp Takes Root 57,815 Views

Industrial Hemp Takes Root
(Wherever you plant it)
Something special happened last May.

Before we get into all that, let me ask you this: how much do you enjoy weeds? Not that kind of “weed”, but the type that sprouts from your yard and driveway that you have to constantly pull out from the ground, and despite your best efforts to control this stuff, it will keep coming back. No matter where it is, it will grow anywhere. Well what if I told you that those weeds could provide fuel, medicine, building materials, paper, and even healthy food? You would probably want to plant them everywhere and anywhere in an attempt to capitalize on it’s amazing benefits.

Well, like I said, last May something special happened.

On May 12th, Murray State University made history by becoming the first entity of any kind on the country to legally place industrial hemp seeds in the ground as part of a statewide trial. That in itself is amazing, but one of the more important tests taking place, (and perhaps the most exciting) was the testing of industrial hemp growth in no-till conditions. Thus far it’s been a success.

“Right now, that’s where are best plantings are. They’re shoulder high in places and they were only waist high a week ago,” said Dr. Tony Brannon, dean of MSU’s Hutson School of Agriculture. “One of the reasons we think that’s happening is because of better germination made possible by it raining real, real hard a few times since they were planted. It really got packed in where we worked the ground.”

Dr. Brannon does admit that it is still very early in the process, but the results so far seem to confirm a widely-held belief that the plant is very tough to harm and could, in fact, grow in any type of soil.

No-till farming is a type of planting specifically designed to prevent soil erosion that does not involve plowing an entire field and revealing all dirt. With no-till farming, the planting procedure involves cultivating over existing grasses or crop residue, requiring careful placement of the seeds. The benefits of having such a crop are limitless. If industrial hemp can be used for bio-fuel, medicine, and health foods, it would be absolutely perfect to be able to grow this plant in any type of soil, giving farmers and researchers and endless supply without compromising farmland used for our food.

“Really, we’re not treating it any different from most of our other crops. You just put it in the ground, try to help it grow the best you can and see what happens,” said Jason Robertson, MSU’s farm manager.

Industrial hemp has a growing time of 90 to 120 days depending on what it’s being used for. The shorter growing times would be to harvest the seeds, while the longer growth periods are used to obtain the fiber.

MORE: SOURCE http://www.hemp.com/2014/07/industrial-hemp-takes-root/


Australia Leading the Industrial Hemp Race
Hemp News 28 July, 2014 Growing, Hemp News
Australia Leading the Industrial Hemp Race 58,864 Views

Hemp is a fast growing, water efficient crop, which can thrive in the worst soil and can be used for a bevy of products, including paper, food, and medicine. It was around thousands of years ago and it’s still being grown today, just not as much since being banned in the US decades ago. It’s got a bad reputation, being guilty by association since its cousin crop is marijuana. Sure, both plants have their share of THC, but industrial hemp’s share is significantly less. In fact, it’s virtually non-existent.

You can grab yourself a license to grow poppy in Australia, and you can snag yourself the same type of license for growing Industrial hemp, but the only catch is, it’s illegal to eat. According to hemp industry manufacturers in Australia, hemp could be legalized for edible products in 2015, but until then, it’s illegal to consume what is now being called a “super-food”. This poses a significant issue, because more people these days are acutely aware of the health benefits of hemp seeds and their oils. Their proteins, vitamins, minerals, and Omega-3 fatty acids make “hemp food” an absolute must for anyone thinking of eating healthy.

John Muir, a hemp consultant based on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, said in a statement, “Any grain grower can basically grow it. It will fit into their rotation anywhere in Australia.”

Muir services the hemp industry in all of Australia as well as internationally, and considers hemp to have great potential for farmers.

“We haven’t been able to meet the demand in Australia, we’ve had to even import some (hemp seeds). We are hoping to get a huge industry developed… throughout Australia to supply this new demand for super-foods”, he said.

The hemp industry has been tenaciously lobbying the government and Food Safety Standards Australia New Zealand for hemp seeds to be legalized, which could be the key to Australia’s hemp industry taking off. Industrial hemp is used in Canada, the US, and Europe in a wide variety of applications, and food being one of them. Anything from health bars to salad dressings, raw seeds to roasted and sprinkled on desserts, hemp seeds and oils are picking up speed, almost being demanded in some cases. Muir says it is a valuable crop to have for farmers as it would fit in perfectly with good non-water logged soils that aren’t compacted. It provides normal healthy crop farming systems and fetches above the average price of grains that are currently grown.

“It’s about $3.00 per kilo cleaned so the farmers would be getting about $3000 per tonne,” He said.

This perfect crop seems to be gaining more and more attention lately due to the health benefits alone. Everyone these days wants to eat healthy, and this is why Australia continues to fight for the legalization and right to eat this health “super-food”.

Australia Leading the Industrial Hemp Race


HEMP: New Zealand’s Crop of the Future