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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 119, February 2022

Category: feedstocks
Published: 09/02/2022
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the Feedstock and Biorefining sector.

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Foreword

The attention and importance of hemp as a feedstock has grown significantly in recent years. Globally, in 2020, the industrial hemp market size was around £3 billion, and is expected to hit £11 billion by 2026. This high in fibre and low in active tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) class of Cannabis sativa plant, has numerous applications – in the textile, paper, fabric, animal care, food, and beverage industries. Further, hempseed oil has functional properties like being able to provide a barrier for the skin, to prevent entrance of pollutants. Thus, it can be utilised in beauty and personal care products to reduce skin dryness or itchiness.

Industrial hemp crop cultivation was legalised in 1993 in Britain, and federally legalised in 2018 in the US, but both under strict specifications. Should policies maintain such strict regulations, the potential of hemp and its projected market will likely not be attained...

Other News this Month Includes:

Policy

  • USDA approves Alaska’s industrial hemp production program
  • UK grants new powers to research gene editing in plants

Markets

  • HEMPALTA Acquire Hemp Processing and Products Business from Canadian Greenfield Tech
  • UPM to form a new business unit from four existing UPM businesses
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Pretreatment of biomass with protic ionic liquids
  • Sustainable processes for treatment and management of seafood waste
  • More...

Wood & Crop

  • 'Pragati' project for sustainable castor crop: Results of the 5th year of the program

Biorefinery

  • Economic and environmental analysis of algal biorefinery to produce renewable fuels
  • Corncob based biorefinery: A review of pretreatment methodologies, and biorefinery platforms
  • More...

Events

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