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Production of sustainable biomass from hemp in the works

Industry News | February 1, 2009 | By:

Dr. Wing Sung, principal research officer of the National Research Council of Canada, discusses his new enzyme-based process to clean and extract fiber from hemp, flax and other bast fibers in a new three-minute video at Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc., Vancouver, Canada, is developing ways to produce renewable and sustainable biomass from hemp, and the CRAILAR® process developed by Sung is a cost-effective way of obtaining bast fibers for textile, industrial, energy, medical and composite material applications. The company’s HTnaturals apparel division also offers environmentally friendly, sustainable fabrics for consumer clothing applications.

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