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Hemp Biomass Explained – What it is and where to get it

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Written by Alexandra Hicks
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We currently have an excellent deal on hemp biomass – which you can read more about at the end of this article – but in the meantime, we’d like to explain in a bit more detail what biomass is exactly and what it can be used for.

When it comes to the B2B sector, hemp biomass refers to the plant parts that can be repurposed to make refined hemp products such as CBD oil, plastic, extracts, and more. Basically, anything from health and wellness products to textiles and construction materials can be produced from biomass.

The waste industry in general offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to get into a business selling legal and marketable material that can be made in to various products. Cannabis and hemp growers can make some extra money by selling the leftover plant waste in addition to their flowers.

And even better yet, this is an opportunity for the industry to clean up its image in the environmental department. It’s long been noted that cannabis and hemp can be a drain on energy and water sources.

“If we can use this resource on the back end—the (growing) media waste, the fibrous material, everything they might throw away that they can’t use in the growing and processing—we have the opportunity to make the Earth habitable again,” mentions John Whiteside, Illinois hemp and cattle farmer.

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Definition of Hemp Biomass

Some people in the industry use the term “hemp biomass” when referring to the dry plant matter as a whole, including the flowers. This is INCORRECT. The correct description of hemp biomass is the waste of hemp plants; so the stalks and leaves, and flowers only after they’ve gone through the extraction process.

Although the raw flowers contain the most cannabinoids, biomass as a noticeable concentration as well. For example, in a flower strain testing at 18-20% CBD, the cannabinoid level in its biomass will probably be around 10-12%.

Hemp that has higher levels of CBD can be used to produce CBD distillate and CBD isolate. If you’re interested in making textiles, plastics, or construction material, you would look for something called Hemp Fiber Biomass, which has much less CBD but is also available at a lower price point; which brings us to our next section…

Hemp Fiber Biomass vs Hemp Flower Biomass

Hemp flower biomass, which is also referred to as high-cbd biomass, is much different than hemp fiber biomass. Flower biomass, although extracted, would generally be used in the manufacturing of health and wellness products. Flower biomass has a great short-term profitability margin, for those looking for a quick turnaround. Fiber biomass, consisting of the leaves and stalks, has a much better long-term financial outlook.

Hemp fiber biomass can be used to manufacture a large number of legal products. Hemp has been promoted as an ecofriendly alternative to plastic, a paper replacement that would make us less reliant on trees, and a lightweight material to reinforce concrete buildings. It can even be used as an energy source. This comes as the world experiences an upswing in the search for renewable resources. Researchers believe that crops like hemp can decrease our dependency on depleting resources like fossil fuels.

Blocks of hempcrete made from biomass

In many ways, switching to more hemp products could have a truly positive impact on our environment. Thanks to the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, we’re likely to see a massive increase in the production of hemp-alternatives.

What’s also interesting about hemp is that it’s one of the few plants that’s capable of cleaning the soil it grows in, through a process called phytoremediation. Hemp pulls heavy metals, various toxins, and even radiation out of the earth, leaving the ground cleaner than it was before being planted.

Ongoing Hemp Biomass Deals

Now that you have a bit more knowledge on the subject, let’s get to the deals we mentioned. We currently have some high-quality combo biomass (hemp flower and fiber) deals, that has on average of 11% CBD. It has enough CBD to be used for extraction and wellness products, but it’s priced low enough to use for textile and similar products as well.

We are looking for buyers that will buy it for 0.5 to 0.6 per point. Contact us now to discuss.

For reference, this is how you calculate the cost of hemp biomass.

  • CBD point x percentage x pound
  • Example: 10% CBD x 0.5 per point = $5 per pound.

EU Certified Biomass deals

If you have EU certified genetics, the the biomass could earn you 2-3 times more as EU certified biomass sell at 2.5 point per kilo. On the contrary, non EU certified biomass will have a very hard time to sell so try to get certified genetics if you plan to grow hemp in Europe!

We currently have a great deal on 100 tons of certified EU biomass (coming from certified EU genetics), looking for an extraction partner. The CBD levels are 5-6%. Contact us if you happen to have an extraction facility in Europe and interesting in such a deal.

As you can get 2.5 per kilo for such product, this could end up with a much larger number than the US deal…

To claim this deal: Subscribe to the CBD Flowers Business Newsletter. For time-sensitive transactions and questions, contact us directly at [email protected].

About the author

Alexandra Hicks

Alexandra is the managing editor at CBD Testers. She has always been interested in alternative and natural remedies, and the versatility of cannabis as a healing plant is something that greatly appeals to her. It's for this reason that she decided to work as a cannabis industry journalist and editor, to help spread accurate information about the benefits of this plant.

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