Donald Dean cd777 at FreeNet.Carleton.CA
Mon Jun 12 20:17:24 EST 1995

Russell Bave (100145.2254 at CompuServe.COM) writes:
> Hi,
> UK Timber Merchants,
> Fancy setting up a WEB page ?  or 
> having a place to chat on the NET ?
> Ideas and thoughts please.

Hi yourself,

Please cease to encourage the cutting of trees for consumer products
now that there exists farm or agro-alternatives.

FOR more info reply with your fax # and I will send you
new-uses package from Hempenfolk International.

Here in Canada we are working with the Canadian Forestry Service
to preserve our already depleted - oxygen producing forests.

Respectfully yours - Donald Dean
Hempenfolk International

To: verdant at
Subject: Biomass energy conversion from hemp
Reply-To: cd777 at FreeNet.Carleton.CA

125-1101 McLeod St.     Ottawa, Canada. K2P 2C7.

	Hempenfolk International Plantations is the Operational Division
	of Hempenfolk International; and serves to carry out field research
	and development of kanopli (hemp) crops.
	Because of the terms and scope of its contract (sic) with the former
	Soviet Union; Ukrainian agriculture is one of that nation's most
	underutilized assets. Unmatched in its ability to produce, blessed
	with fertile soil, plentiful water and moderate weather, Ukrainia's
	farm fields are the nation's answer to the Russian and Middle East
	oil fields. In fact, Ukrainia's farm fields are better than oil
	fields because, if properly maintained, they are inexhaustible
	and produce materials that do not harm the environment.

	The new uses development strategy of the Board of Directors of
	Hempenfolk International Plantations is based on the premise that
	new non-food industrial and energy uses of farm crops and
	by-products hold the key to the economic viability of Ukrainian
	agriculture industries and rural communities as well as the energy
	security of this nation in the 21st century.

	Hempenfolk International Plantations in Partnership and Agreement
	with the Ukraine Ministry of Interior Affairs and the Deputy Rector
	of the University of Interior Affairs are seeking joint-venture
	parties interested in the above project. Further co-operation,
	terms and conditions can be additionally discussed by contacting

This document has been prepared from the files of:
Zolotonosha95  e-mail: cd777 at

125-1101 McLeod St.  Ottawa, Canada. K2P 2C7.

	Hempenfolk International serves as a consultantcy, promotional
	organization and international clearing house for Ukrainian hemp
	products and acts as a liaison between academia, industry, advocacy
	groups, merchants and consumers in Canada and the Ukraine.
	Our Ottawa office is composed of five directorates encompassing
	interests in the general areas of textiles, paper products, food
	and feeds, medicines and industrial/bio-energy applications.
	Each of these specialty groups functions autonomously and
	co-operatively within Hempenfolk International.

Guideposts for a Sustainable Future

Activities are sustainable when they:

1 - use materials in continuous cycles.

2 - use continuously renewable sources of energy.

3 - come mainly from the qualities of being human
	(ie. creativity, communication, movement, appreciation,
	  and spiritual and intellectual development.)

Activities are not sustainable when they:

4 - reguire continual inputs of non-renewable resources.

5 - use renewable resources faster than their rate of renewal.

6 - cause cumulative degradation of the environment.

7 - reguire resources in quantities that could never be available for
    people everywhere.

8 - lead to the extinction of other life forms.

	Membership Information

	Participation is encouraged for all organizations and individuals
	with an interest in Cannabis hemp (Kanopli).

The annual fee varies with the type of membership:

Corporate & Government Sponsorship:
			Annual sustaining Fee $100.00.

Medical & Professional Sponsorship:
			Annual sustaining Fee $100.00.

Farmers & Agri-food Industry:
			Yearly Membership Fee $50.00.

Students:               Yearly Membership Fee $20.00.

Please make cheque or money order payable to: Hempenfolk International

and mail to:  125-1101 McLeod Street
		Ottawa, Ontario.  K2P  2C7
	   or:  Buduchnist Credit Union Limited
		Attention: Manager
		913 Carling Ave.
		Ottawa, Ontario. K1Y 4E3

Tel: 1-613-565-1803             Fax: 1-613-565-0379


	Hemp is the best bio-mass producer on Earth: yields of 10 tonnes
	or more per hectare are not un-common. Ukraine has no naturally
	occuring fuel resources, especially oil and wood. Coal - although
	plentiful in the Ukraine - is not an environmentally sound
	alternative. It makes sense, then, to regionally, grow and process
	environmentally safe fuels for the production of gas,
	methanol/ethanol fuel oil and sulphur-free charcoal.

	Without going into extensive detail, we note that Hemp can produce
	fuel and industrial products in a variety of ways:
(a)     Hemp produces prodigious amounts of seed, as much as 4 tonnes per
	hectare. The seed produces a multi-purpose fixed oil. This is
	presently used as a drying oil in paints, varnishes and the
	manufacture of soap. However, Hemp oil can be converted to a quality
	diesel oil, and to avoid over-processing, a motor has been developed
	to run on Hemp oil.
(b)     Using Pyrolysis, the technique of applying heat to organic matter in
	the absence of air, Hemp can act as a feedstock to produce
	high-quality charcoal, as well as condensable organic liquids
	(pyrolitic fuel oil), non-condensable gas, acetic acid, acetone and
	methanol. The process can be adjusted to favour charcoal, pyrolitic
	oil, gas, or methanol production with a 95.5% fuel-to-feed efficiency.
	Hemp can therefore be a source of sulphur-free charcoal heat, and we
	note that in lesser-developed countries, most cooking is done with
	charcoal produced by primitive pyrolosis from ever-diminishing
	forests. The other pyrolitic products are self-evident: methanol as
	a con-stituent of motor fuel, for example.

(c)     The other method of processing bio-mass involves fermentation.
	The major products are ethanol and methanol, with the possibility
	of many other hydrocarbon distillates and gas such as methane. The
	use for motor fuel is obvious; Brazil now produces gasoline with 20%
	alcohol content. In Ontario, gasoline with 20% alcohol is now being
	produced with alcohol distilled from corn. Corn as a bio-mass crop is
	seriously inferior to Hemp. Corn requires excessive use of pesticides.
	Corn also requires excessive use of herbicides such as Atrazine
	recently implicated in the death of the East-Coast Cod fishery.
	Corn is also shallowed-rooted, depletes the soil and requires
	excessive fertilization. Two biomass processing plants are currently
	being been built in Cornwall and Chatham; to process Eastern Ontario's
	corn production, and more are planned.

	In the Ukraine as well as in Ontario, it would only make sense to build
	or convert existing refineries and plants to Hemp, and maintain the
	environmental and economic viability of the farming community in a
	sustainable and renewable cycle.
	At the "1993 Biomass Conference Of the Americas" in Burlington Vermont,
	their were nearly a dozen papers presented on bio-diesel. It was
	recommended that farmers in the Northwestern United States could
	achieve energy self sufficiency by planting ten (10)% of their
	acreage in oilseed crops; sunflower or safflower to provide enough
	fuel for tractors, irrigation and combines. Sunflower and safflower
	yield typically 60 gallons per acre of vegetable oil. Hempseed yields
	of up to 300 gallons of oil per acre have been reported yet there was
	not one single mention of this promising fuel-oil seed crop anywhere
	in the conference.

	By farming only a small percentage of Ukrainia's present arable
	acreage with Hemp for biomass, the Ukraine could provide for the
	majority of it's domestic gas and oil energy needs and end it's
	continued dependence on imported fossil fuels from Russia. The fuels
	produced from Hemp give off no sulphur when burned, and would go a
	long way to solving acid rain problems.

Environmental Factoid:
	When Hemp is cultivated as an energy crop, carbon dioxide is taken
	in and oxygen is released. When the fuel produced from Hemp is then
	used, it releases carbon dioxide back into the air. Thus the carbon
	dioxide cycle is balanced and the impending Global Warming crisis
	may be averted.

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