• Missouri Governor Awards Ford Motor Company but Misses Multi-Million Dollar Opportunity

    by  • September 18, 2012 • Blog, Employment, Fibre, Hemp

    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, who is running for a second term this November, presented Ford Motor Company with the 2012 Governor’s Economic Development Project of the Year Award earlier this week at a local Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Clay County, Missouri. While that’s nice and all, if Henry Ford were alive and present...

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    My favourite stalk of all, part 2

    by  • August 1, 2012 • Blog, Fibre, Hemp

    Hemp Stalks Retted and cut for testing

    Continuing our exploration of the hemp stalk, which began in part 1 last week, here are further excerpts from my Master’s thesis: Cellulose is the principal structural component in green plants (Thomsen et al. 2005). Cellulose is a major quality component in agri-fibres and can be converted into mass produced products such as cellophane....

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