Could Hemp Completely Replace Petroleum

Rush Hour Traffic

With our country having well over 30 million miles of roads to drive on, and the amount of people we have driving on them; we should be thinking about the fuel that goes into our gas tanks, and what it is putting into our air.

We all know, or should know by now, that the petroleum fuels are very harmful to our environment, and our own health. Which leads me to wondering why we as consumers have not demanded a safer fuel much sooner.

The technology for making bio fuels is not new at all. As a matter of fact, the very first diesel engine invented by Rudolf Diesel was made to run on peanut oil that he made as well. He displayed his invention at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900, that’s well over 100 years ago people!

Instead of using fuels made of vegetables, we somehow ended up with petroleum based fuel instead. Big money in the wrong hands can create very evil things is all I can say.

Hemp Diesel Really?

Yes you can make diesel fuel from hemp just like any vegetable or nut. I am not a scientist at all, but I don’t have to be to say that we should be using a renewable resource that is non-invasive to our planet, to make our fuel from.

Biodiesel is the only type of alternative fuel that can run conventional, unmodified diesel engines without creating issues.

It is as biodegradable as sugar and less toxic than salt, so it can be stored anywhere and is very safe to transport. Petroleum fuels cannot make these claims. The flash point for this fuel is 300 degrees versus petroleum’s 125 degree flash point.

This fuel is 11% oxygen by weight and has absolutely no sulfur in it. Using this fuel can extend the life of your diesel engine because it is more lubricating than it’s petroleum counter part.

I was surprised to find out that you can just dump hemp oil into your diesel tank, just the way it comes from the press. I would have thought there had to be more processing involved.

Hemp Oil

I got my information from cannopycorp.com, they are a company that is dedicated to developing Industrial Hemp in all aspects. They are involved with developing hemp in many ways including foods, bio fuels, plastics, construction materials, and phyto chemicals studies and productions.

Ethanol Made of Hemp Too!

While the biodiesel is made from the seed of the plant, ethanol is made from the stalk fermenting. Through gasification, acid hydrolysis, and enzyme processes hemp can be made into ethanol and methanol. Yeah that’s a mouth full for me to, say it ten times real fast.

Ethanol Currently at Gas Stations

All joking aside, this fuel is a wonderful replacement for ethanol. You will not need to modify your vehicles gas engine at all to use it either.

Hemp beats out corn in making methanol, it can make 10x more than corn, corn is the leader in bio fuels right now, but Industrial Hemp is a much better source, and can be grown without the use of pesticides. This is good news to our poor honey bees that are dying off at rapid rates due to pesticides.

We all know that the petroleum fuels are putting carbon monoxide into our air at rapid rates. Well Bio fuels like Industrial Hemp, help to maintain the natural balance of the earth’s natural 02 andCO2 levels.

With the new laws being passed legalizing the use of Indutrial Hemp, in turn it gives the right to grow hemp back to the American farmers. Industrial Hemp could very well become the new fuel of the world. Not to mention all the other products that can be made with this wonderful plant.

Lamp Oils

Using oil lamps is an old school thing of course, but did you know that hemp seed oil can be used as lamp oil as well. Our Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States was drafted on hemp paper, and more than likely the oil used to fuel the lamp for light was hemp oil.

Oil Lamps

It is said to illuminate a room better than any other lamp oil. And the cook off is probably a lot more pleasant than other oils as well. Used with a hemp wick it was probably a cleaner burning combination than what is used now.

My mom used oil lamps when I was a kid, she kept them around for the power outages and what not. I have no clue what was in the oils we burned freely in our living room and bedrooms, I can bet you my whole paycheck that it was not hemp oil! And we did not have the hemp wicks either. I do know that when set close to a wall, the smoke turned the walls black.

Lubricants

I have been searching for a motor oil made from hemp seed and so far I have not found one. I keep getting turned back to the bio diesel. Hemp Oil is said to be more lubricating in the engine than petroleum fuels. I will keep up my search on this one.

Okay, so we are all adults here, did you know that they are making lubrication for sex from hemp seed oil. Apparently this has been in practice for some time now, in past years it was combined with animal fat to create sexual lubricants. Honestly I had no clue what-so-ever.

The reviews I read say it is slippery, and does not get that sticky feeling that other lubricants leave you with. Rather, it leaves your skin smooth and almost silky, with no odors to mingle with our natural aroma.

Then there are the health and beauty lotions and oils made from hemp as well. These lotions claim to not only soften the skin, but also to be a naturally anti-aging agent as well.

As to which, this I can say, I love my hemp lotion and after shower/bath oil. I get compliments on how young I look all the time. I am 45 years young and very proud of every year of it! Most women are ashamed or embarrassed of their age, NOT ME!

Hemp Really Can Do Everything Petroleum Can!

Yes it can and more!

Industrial Hemp can be used in every single aspect of our lives, that is how versatile hemp is. It can do everything that wood, cotton, and petroleum can do combined.

Russian Hemp Field

It is beginning to make so much sense as to why the competitors felt the need to shut down the growth and production of Industrial Hemp. Hemp was just to well know, too reliable and renewable, and had way too many uses for them to compete with.

Thank heavens times are changing! People across the world are starting to see through the lies we have been blinded with for so many years. The world being told that hemp and marijuana are dangerous to our society and mankind as a whole, that’s just the biggest crock I have ever heard!

Whereas these competitors of Industrial Hemp, used lies and fear to get the public to stop using Industrial Hemp, I want to persuade people to use Industrial Hemp with the truth. I do my research to find facts.

One fact that I have found is that the 100% hemp car supposedly built by Henry Ford isn’t quite all the stories claim. Firstly it is not 100% hemp, there are many other materials that were used as well, and the car was never finished.

Not saying anything bad here, I just don’t want people to be mislead. I want people to make a clear and honest decision about using Industrial Hemp, not one filled with myths and lies.

In recent times there has been a car body that is made of 100% hemp, that also runs on hemp fuel. Jay Leno drove it on his show “Jay Leno’s Garage”. This car body is said to be more durable than any car on the market today, and lighter as well.

This vehicle was made by Bruce Dietzen a retired Dell executive. Bruce created this car in 2017 and named it Renew. Bruce was inspired by Ford’s hemp vehicle creation, and took it a step further, he drives his.

I am fascinated with every search that I do on Industrial Hemp and it’s uses. I encourage everyone to do some research on this topic. I am sure you will be quite stunned as to what you find as well.

File:Highland Hemp House finished hempcrete.jpg
Created: 26 July 2018

I would love to hear what you think on this topic, and the general theme of my page. Please feel free to enter a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Thank you as always.

Stacie Fortson

Go Green With Hemp

 

 

 

 

HEMP: The Overlooked Renewable Resource and Much More

Industrial Hemp Female Flower Close-Up

 

I strongly support the use of CBD oils and other hemp products. I hope more are invented or discovered as this is one of the finest fully usable plants I have seen.

For years hemp has been overlooked as a renewable resource, this is partly to do with its relative “Cannabis”. There is a huge difference between the two, cannabis contains a higher amount of THC, whereas hemp does not contain high amounts of THC, it has other cannabinoids to go along with the CBD that are very beneficial as well.

There are so many uses from cooking and medicinal to health and beauty, fuel and plastic, fabrics and textiles. This plant really does it all, there is not much that it cannot be used for.

Food, Health, and Beauty products

Beauty Products

There are so many health and beauty products that are made with hemp, there are some wonderful shampoos & conditioners, body soaps, make-up, and sunscreen, protein shakes and more.

The protein shakes are high in healthy plant fat and protein and is rich in flavor. As for the skin and hair care products you have to find which one suits you best each person has their own level of moisture needs and fragrance desires,

I go for earthy aromas, you may like floral aromas, my skin is fairly dry, yours may be oily, so you have to shop around to find the suitable product just as with any personal hygiene product.

These are all quality products, as with any product you should check the ingredients for anything that you are allergic to that could be and included on the list.

Hemp Oil Topical

Oh and not to mention the medicinal CBD oil. Scientist are discovering new medicinal values all the time concerning the CBD oil helping with illnesses including cancer. You should always consult with your physician before making any health care decisions.

 

Fabrics and Textiles

Textile Variety

Clothing made of hemp fibers can be found in a variety of fashions these days, no more looking like the tweed jacket got out of control. You can also accessorize with handbags, shoes and jewelry as well.

You can decorate your home with drapes, furniture covering, bedding, and table cloths as well. If you can make it from cotton you can make it from hemp as well.

Paper can be made from hemp and it holds up better than paper made from wood and it takes a lot longer for trees to grow back, thus making hemp the superior paper product.

Building Materials

Press Board

Yes hemp can also be used for construction materials as well. The fibers can be pressed the same as wood fibers for making particle board, and the hemp particle board is going to be significantly stronger than the one constructed of wood chips and fibers.

There is also a product that is similar to concrete from what I understand it is very durable as well, it’s made of shredded hemp fibers and processed then you add water and that’s it.

There has been a car that the body is comprised solely of hemp, which I find quite amazing. So you can build structures and vehicles with it.

It also makes a wonderful plastic that is a lot safer than what we currently use, and it has been used to make bio-fuel as well.

Wildly Renewable

For years it has been overlooked as a renewable resource. This is one fast growing plant, it can be harvested up to three or more times in a year depending on climate and such. It literally grows like a weed. Not only does it grow like a weed, it does not rob nutrients from the soil and can be planted repeatedly in the same field and only show beneficial results. Light water and very little attention is all this plant requires to create its magic.

Conclusion

Earth’s Horizon from Afar

To sum it up we have been overlooking this wonderful plant for too long and for a bad reason. There are so many beneficial uses health and beauty, industrial, construction, even bio-fuel.

It’s time we start utilizing this plant, and save some trees and have fewer toxins in our air, and stop robbing the planet of fossil fuels when we have such great alternatives.

We just have to take the step and say we want a better planet, so yes we will use this powerful renewable resource.

It shouldn’t matter what plant it’s related to it, if it can be put to so many good uses, we should be utilizing it. And if it is starting to be known to save lives used as medicine, we should be using it!

We need to stop overlooking this amazing renewable resource and start utilizing it to its fullest potential.

I would love to hear what you think, please feel free to leave a comment.

Thank you as always.

By: Stacie Fortson

Go Green With Hemp