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Old October 18th, 2010, 08:21 AM   #1
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UConn Tests Demonstrate Great Potential of Hemp Biodiesel :

Some regular TreeHugger readers (and commenters, you know who you are...) are no doubt exclaiming that they being saying the same thing for years, that hemp makes great biofuel--if only the Feds would get out of the way. Well, researchers from the University of Connecticut are nevertheless demonstrating the potential of industrial hemp as an energy crop, even if under current law it would only benefit other nations.

Hemp Biodiesel Works At Lower Temperatures Than Any Other

Professor Richard Parnas, with the help of his graduate students, produced biodiesel from virgin hemp oil and determined that not only could they convert 97% of the hemp oil into fuel, but that the biodiesel could be used at lower temperatures than any other biodiesel currently produced.

The next step, financed from a two-year $1.8 million grant from the Department of Energy, is building a pilot biodiesel reactor, capable of producing 200,000 gallons of biodiesel annually. The facility will test a variety of feedstocks in addition to hemp, including the economic viability of them.

UConn Tests Demonstrate Great Potential of Hemp Biodiesel : TreeHugger
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Old January 7th, 2011, 02:43 PM   #2
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Something not mentioned- hemp bio-diesel burns cleaner than most other bio-diesels.

What's really funny is Hemp can't even get you high. The lobbiests from DuPont(and others) pay big so the poly-rope industry can florish! Hemp is the future but once again the uber-rich get richer, and the little guy grows corn. Its really a shame.
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