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Industrial Hemp

Industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is a plant that has been cultivated and used since 8000 B.C (Lash, 2003). If developed to its potential, industrial hemp could assist the globe to transition towards more sustainable agriculture and producing more sustainable products.

With the rest of the world clambering over the “Global CBD Market”, we have witnessed floods of biomass hit the supply market without the actual industry processor facilities available to develop it. Here we see a lack of international industry foresight. As with the ability to create a sustainable supply chain with the appropriate infrastructure, we have the opportunity to unlock the massive potential that Hemp offers. 

Despite living on the world's driest inhabited continent,  Australian farmers are amongst the world's most resourceful. Over 60 per cent of the Australian landmass is used for agricultural activity each year, resulting in the production of over $40 billion worth of agricultural goods. In fact, Australia enjoys a healthy oversupply in the agriculture industry – to the tune of $14 billion per year. This overproduction makes us one of the worlds largest food exporters.

With Australia’s climate and the potential global climatic hurdles in the near future, Australia could be set to become the world leader in cannabis fibre innovations & supply.

NDRI areas of Focus...

NDRI is working alongside world-leading manufacturers and producers to create globally recognised business and farming systems, propagation and production processes through our extensive research and development into Industrial Cannabis.

We partnered with AHT, whose combined 40 plus years of experience within the cannabis industry have identified a number of cannabis industrial products that need further research to make them a viable commercial commodity.

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Our environment comes First! Hemp paints & stains are solvent free and non-toxic.

With the correct waste management techniques in place, hemp paints & stains become a viable bi-product income avenue for any hemp manufacturing and processing facility. 

PAINTS & STAINS

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ABSORBANTS

We are exploring further the hydrophobic properties found in hemp. We see a commercialisation avenue within the oil & gas industries. Our research has found that Hemp is 200% more effective than other market leading products. As well as being reusable, 100% renewable and provides a carbon negative manufacturing process.

ABSORBANTS

Carbon materials used in supercapacitors, batteries & capacitors are often derived from mined or nonrenewable resources. Carbon negative hemp biomass is a green, alternative carbon source with many properties. Its uses span multiple industries. 

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ENERGY STORAGE 

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Plastic microbeads cause havoc on our Global Environment and recently banned in multiple countries around the world. Hemp microbeads are completely biodegradable spheres, 100% Renewable and able to create a carbon negative manufacturing environment. 

MICRO BEADS

Colorful Threads

COTTON REPLACEMENT

The hemp plant bast fibres are considered as one of the strongest in the natural fibre family. Hemp fibre claims qualities such as softness, strength and absorbency, As well as being hypoallergenic and follows “chemical free” production practices.

ABSORBANTS

NDRI is exploring more sustainable aggregates, with a focus on the utilisation of waste stream biomasses. Hemp shows the potential for structural, thermal, acoustic & fire retardant building products that out surpass a number of current products on the market.

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BUILDING COMPOSITES

Advanced Hemp

Technologies

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PARTNERS IN HEMP