Thursday, December 22, 2016

Kenaf-Indian Hemp NoTill Cover Crop Experiment

MOhemp is preparing for another Kenaf growing experiment. This experiment will replicate no-till farming with cover crops.

Its winter time in Missouri and cold outside so this Kenaf growing experiment will be performed inside a acclimatized location of the office with pots and plant trays. Today, I brought the dirt and kenaf stems/leaves (that will be used to replicate cover crop farming) in from outside and will be letting it acclimate to room temperature (70 Deg F) before adding seeds.

The kenaf plants used for the Cover Crop were produced in the prior experiment 2016 this year. (Kenaf Plant Timeline Pictures)
(A portion of the seeds used in this growing experiment will be from the plants grown earlier this year.)

Kenaf Seeds from plants grown in Missouri
Kenaf Seeds from plants grown in Missouri

If as predicted, the seeds sprout and grow I will have verified my earlier claim that Kenaf will produce seeds that will grow in Midwest USA


Kenaf sprouts in 2-4 days so I will have information on the sprouts pretty quick. If they grow like the other plants have done. I predict the sprouts to have grow out of the cover crop mulch system in less than a week. At that time they will be receiving full sunlight and will grow into the 12 foot giants in a matter of months.

As a reminder for anyone reading this post. I am growing Kenaf because Hemp is illegal to grow in my state. Kenaf is also known as Indian Hemp in a few circles.

In the orient I see pictures of Kenaf growing 18 feet tall. Kenaf is a biomass energy champion that needs less water to grow than hemp as well.




Monday, November 28, 2016

Hemp Biomass Pellets Save Trees




Hemp Supplies Clean Burning Biomass Energy


Hemp also grows faster than trees and makes superb clean energy biomass energy pellets.
MOhemp Kenya Investor infographic biomass income projection
MOhemp Kenya will sell clean energy hemp biomass
and is seeking Clean Energy Investors and can meet the EU prices 




Here is an image of the estimated projected $$$ for the Wood Pellet Market.  Orange Arrows and Notation by scotty
Here is an image of the estimated projected $$$ for the Wood Pellet Market.  Orange Arrows and Notation by scotty
Wood Pellet Image Source: http://biomassmagazine.com/articles/13796/futuremetrics-offers-wood-pellet-demand-spot-pricing-estimates

Saturday, November 26, 2016

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Tap Root of a Kenaf Plant

This is the Tap Root of a Kenaf Plant that I pulled
out of the ground 11/21/16.  The Kenaf Plant was
dying from the cold temps of St Louis the past few
days.  Two days of the temperatures below 33 Deg F
at night is all it took.

Kenaf Plants are also called Indian Hemp by some people.

These photos were also highlighted at the Hemp 
Environmental Forum and the Kenaf Community.




Root System of Kenaf Plants from the Kenaf Test Plants
Tap Root System of Kenaf Plant from the Kenaf Test Plants
Additional Kenaf Growing Notes

  • The seeds were planted for this plant in midsummer 2016.
  • The plants were only hand watered twice due to dry conditions and it wasn't a weren't necessity.  I was just playing it on the safe side. After watering them one day it rained that night so I wasted water-aarrgh.
  • This particular Kenaf Plant was over 10 feet Tall at harvest time.
  • Normal Size Bic Lighter was used for scaling purposes
  Kenaf Seeds from Scotty's Kenaf Test Plants
Kenaf Seeds from Scottys Kenaf Test Plants
  • Remarkable plant that started out as a seed about the same size as a pencil lead.


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Building with Hemp Part 1/2







Thursday, October 27, 2016

Hemp processing plant and Hemp Pellet Info

Dual Hemp Post

 Processing Plant News with Info on making Hemp Pellets for heating and cooking.









Additional Hemp News:



Making pellets is process which can be dramatically different depending on the material you are processing and the end use for the product. For instance here I’m going to talk about the need for sufficient temperature in the pellet press to produce high quality fuel pellets, however too much heat in the pellet press for feed materials and it can damage the product.
As you may know for biomass materials to form a pellet of sufficient density and durability lignin is required. Lignin is the starch that gives the plant its strength, therefore as you can imagine wood has more lignin than say straw. Some materials do not contain enough lignin, and therefore an additional binder is added to aid the process such as modified corn starch. However with other materials if the right temperature and pressure can be achieved in the pellet press the natural lignin from within the material can be used as a binder.


Pellet Press Temperature
Pellet press at tempreature


In the pellet press temperature and pressure have a close relationship. While you want to achieve a temperature high enough to melt the lignin to bind the pellets you will also be increasing the pressure within the pellet press die at the same time. However if the pressure gets too high the rollers will not provide enough force to push material through the die and this will lead to a blockage. This is typically the case if die has not been drilled to a high standard or there is a build up corrosion on the interior surface of the die holes which has not been removed.
We drill each die to suit the material being processed to create the right amount of temperature and pressure within the pellet press die. If the pressure does appear to be getting too high small amounts of vegetable oil can be dripped into the process.




Learn more from at http://www.pelheat.com/ Operating A Pellet Press At The Right Temperature




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