Every time you go to a gas station and refuel your car – ask yourself. Is there any alternative? Researchers at the University of Connecticut have found that the plant known as Cannabis Sativa, also known as industrial hemp, has properties that make it attractive as a raw material for the production of biodiesel – sustainable diesel fuel made from renewable plant sources.
The fact that hemp does not need soil cleaned to grow it grows faster than any other crop and leaves the soil in better condition is enough to make it an ideal biofuel. We all want to offset the pollution currently produced by carbonaceous fuels and by less efficient biofuels, which are now being so heavily criticized by many official research bodies.
A high-ranking Biodiesel magazine reported last year harvesting hemp for biofuel purposes. Certainly, if it were mass produced, this one disadvantage could be overcome and its many advantages as an efficient biofuel could be exploited.
If someone already grows hemp, they may be able to produce enough fuel to feed their entire farm with seed oil. The fact that the hemp industry already exists means that the hemp biodiesel industry would not need any additional know-how.
In addition to high unemployment, more government budget waste and even higher profits for big business. Growing industrial hemp for fiber can be a coveted biological product, fuel for our vehicles, and a solution to our economic and environmental problems.
Especially considering the prices of the current fossil fuel. Prices at gas stations are rising. Isn’t it the perfect time to think about such a solution?