Hemp can be processed into hemp biodiesel and hemp ethanol/methanol, both of which can be used as fuel.
In fact, hemp-based fuels are supposed to be significantly more eco-friendly and cost-efficient than petroleum fuels.
For the last several years, researchers have worked on building supercapacitators that can store energy way more efficiently and cleanly that current energy sources.
So far, the best supercapacitors are made out of graphene nanosheets, which are too expensive to be commercially viable.
But back in 2014, a group of Canadian scientists figured out how to make nanosheets out of hemp fibers, which can then be used to make supercapacitators.
“Our device’s electrochemical performance is on par with or better than graphene-based devices,” said researcher David Mitlin.
“The key advantage is that our electrodes are made from biowaste using a simple process, and therefore, are much cheaper than graphene.”
15. CBD Oil
Industrial hemp can be used to make medicinal-grade CBD oil. In fact, making CBD oil out of hemp is currently one of the safest, most effective ways to produce and distribute the product.
That’s because hemp makes it much easier for cannabis products to circumvent federal prohibition laws.
Industrial hemp plants don’t have enough THC to be considered illegal under federal law. But they have plenty of other powerful cannabinoids.
In particular, hemp plants produce CBD, the chemical responsible for many of the cannabis plant’s medicinal properties.
Beyond legal concerns, hemp CBD oil is also a great choice for patients who want the medicinal benefits of cannabis without any of the psychoactive effects of THC.
Final Hit: 15 Products That Can Be Made From Hemp
Clearly, hemp is a do-it-all kind of plant. From textiles to super-food to building material to medicine, hemp can do just about anything you can imagine. Everything, that is, except get you high.