What is Hemp Biomass?
Hemp biomass is the remaining components of the plant that is left after the bud has been extracted. In this article we dive into what hemp biomass is and why it’s important.
So, what is hemp biomass? When the hemp plant is harvested, in most cases only the flowers (that are later trimmed) are extracted from the plant and the rest of the material is eliminated from the production process. The discarded material is what we call ‘hemp biomass.’
The hemp plant is comprised of many enriched plant components; the aromatic, beautiful flowers, wide, fan-bladed, leaves, and small, cannabinoid-rich leaves (also called “sweet leaves”) that grow on fibrous, bifurcated stalks.
The sweet leaves that grow usually on the hemp buds (or “flower”) are traditionally trimmed off the bud and are added to the leftover material that is defined as ‘hemp biomass’ and are the most potent component of hemp biomass because of its impressive quality.
To turn these leftover materials into hemp biomass that is ready to sell; the processor takes the leftover leaves and stalks and shreds them in order to render a smaller product that they can sell by the kilo. Alternatively, to make fiber biomass (also known as industrial biomass) from the hemp plant, the processor utilizes the leaves and stalks, (not the sweet leaves) from low cannabinoid hemp strains that are typically put to production in order to harvest seeds.
According to Secret Nature CBD, it is possible to grow up to 500-1,500 pounds of biomass per acre. This of course relies on the environment’s ability to nurture these plants’ growth into its fullest potential and how the growers procedure and knowledge is integrated into the process.
What Makes Hemp Biomass An Exceptional Product?
The dominant use of hemp biomass (from low-quality hemp plants) is to produce a type of fuel. Renewable energy greatly benefits from hemp biomass and could be a key component to its future. Benefiting a more sound environment and the longevity of the planet’s lifeforce.
According to Kush.com when biomass is burned they say that; “The energy that is naturally stored in hemp plants is released. This is particularly useful for farmers and other small to midsize enterprises in need of renewable energy. . . However, hemp biomass does not need to be burned to create energy. In fact, a more modern method involves converting hemp biomass into liquid biofuel.”
What else can this plant of benediction produce? CBD biomass (which comes from a more cannabinoid-rich hemp plant) is used most commonly to extract CBD extracts through a process using solvents and methodology that results in a product called “winterized” CBD oil. This oil usually consists of a 30%-70% potency, depending on the plant and the process of manufacturing the oil.
There is one impediment that some will find in these CBD products; the lower quality the plant, the more contaminants it retains. The cultivation of low-quality hemp plants is due to inferior processing and outdoor growing. To assure that you are purchasing a high-quality, high-potency CBD oil- find out if the product you are purchasing is made from an indoor grown, high-quality hemp plant.
The Business Side of Hemp Biomass
As of December 2018, it is legal to grow and sell hemp with the proper permitting in the United States, thanks to the Hemp Farming Act. Because the local authorities of states who have yet to legalize marijuana have a vague defining process of identifying the difference of the hemp plant vs. the marijuana plant, it has been a difficult journey for law enforcement departments across the country to mitigate.
The CBD biomass prices can be greatly affected by the products:
- Specific vendor
- Larger market trends
- Product shortage/surplus
This is why it is imperative to keep up to date on the latest industry news. At Kush.com you can find the latest industry pricing to date, for hemp biomass sourced from a variety of different companies. This website makes sure to update the average listing price, offer price and average offer accepted price on a monthly basis; so you can keep up with the competitive, small scale, global market.
Hemp Biomass For A Better Future
A global market that has the potential in bettering the future of humanity, our animal life, environment and the climate all in one. By devoting a healing commitment through natural remedies made by hemp products for the self, we are bettering humanity, by bettering ourselves. Renewable energy through plant biomass can seriously reduce our carbon footprint and contributions to greenhouse gases that are warming the climate. By taking care of our climate through renewable energy, we are investing in the future for all life on earth as a whole.
So what is hemp biomass? Sure, it is the leftovers of a hemp plant in a tangible sense- but hemp biomass is so much more. It is the way to a brighter, healthier and more conscious future.