Thursday, July 5, 2018

EIA: 600,000 tons of densified biomass fuel sold in March

 @BiomassMagazine The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing that U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 650,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in March, with sales reaching 600,000 tons during the month.
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The data was released as part of the June edition of EPA’s Monthly Densified Biomass Fuel Report, which includes data for March. The EIA collected data from 86 operating manufacturers of densified biomass fuel to complete the report. The report does not include data from facilities with annual capacities of less than 10,000 tons, which report data annually rather than monthly.
The 86 manufacturers that submitted data in February have a combined annual production capacity of 11.79 million tons per year and collectively had an equivalent of 1,999 full-time employees.
In March, respondents purchased 1.27 million tons of raw biomass feedstock, produced 650,000 tons of densified biomass fuel and sold 600,000 tons of densified biomass fuel. Production included 147,226 tons of heating pellets and 498,864 tons of utility pellets.
Domestic sales reached 122,727 tons and averaged $149.22 per ton. Exports in March reached 381,319 tons an averaged $174.32 per ton.
Inventories of premium/standard wood pellets reached 225,990 tons in March, up from 217,859 tons in February. Inventories of utility pellets reached 345,615 tons in March, up from 255,172 tons in February.
Data gathered by the EIA shows total U.S. densified biomass fuel production capacity reached 12.36 million tons in March, including 11.75 million tons listed as currently operating or temporarily not in operation. This includes 2.43 million tons of capacity in the East, 9.13 million tons of capacity in the South and 797,020 tons of capacity in the West. An additional 483,700 tons of capacity is listed as planned or under construction.
Facilities currently listed as planned or under construction include a 37,000-ton-per-year facility in Maine under development by F.E. Wood & Sons-Natural Energy, a 105,000-ton-per-year facility in Alabama under development by MRE Crossville LLC, a 340,000-ton-per-year plant in Georgia under development by Blue Sky Biomass Georgia LLC, and a 1,700-ton-per-year facility in New Mexico under development by Mt. Taylor-WoodYouRecycle. source: EIA: 600,000 tons of densified biomass fuel sold in March @BiomassMagazine

Sunday, June 24, 2018

3D Hemp Home outsourcing home builders

When construction workers don't need a job is the day I'll 3d print a building. Until then, my projects will be created with the labor of love.




Saturday, June 16, 2018

Missouri Industrial Hemp Law 6-1-2018





Here is the new Missouri Hemp Law signed 6/1/2018

This bill exempts industrial hemp, which is defined as Cannabis sativa L. containing no greater than 0.3% THC, from the definition of marijuana and the list of controlled substances. In addition, it is legal for any person who has received an industrial hemp license to grow, harvest, cultivate, and process industrial hemp.


The bill creates an industrial hemp agricultural pilot program to be implemented by the Department of Agriculture and specifies the requirements for an applicant of an industrial hemp registration and agricultural hemp seed production permit. The department must issue a license or permit to an applicant who meets the statutory requirements, upon satisfactory completion of a state and federal fingerprint criminal history background check, and who signs a waiver that holds the department harmless in the event a lawsuit occurs or the growth, processing or other specified actions related to industrial hemp or seed is declared illegal under federal law. Upon issuance of a license or permit, information regarding all license and permit holders must be forwarded to the State Highway Patrol.


An industrial hemp license or agricultural hemp seed production permit is nontransferable except to a spouse or child who otherwise meets the requirements for a license or permit; is valid for a three-year term unless revoked by the department; and may be renewed as determined by the department.


The department is also allowed to revoke or refuse to issue or renew an industrial hemp license or agricultural hemp seed production permit and to impose a civil penalty of not less than $2,500 or more than $50,000 for a violation of the requirements of the license or permit, department rules relating to growing or handling industrial hemp, the monitoring system, or a final order of the department that is specifically directed to the grower's or handler's industrial hemp operations or activities. A registration or permit may not be issued to a person who in the five years preceding the application has been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony offense under any state or federal law regarding the possession, distribution, manufacturing, cultivation, or use of a controlled substance.


In addition, the department may revoke or refuse to issue or renew a license or permit for failing to comply with statute or for a violation of department rules regarding agricultural operations or activities other than industrial hemp growing or handling. The department must refuse to issue a registration or permit to any applicant for less than 10 acres or more than 40 acres or if the total acreage among all registrants would exceed 2,000 acres of land statewide.


A person who grows industrial hemp without a valid industrial hemp license is subject to an administrative fine of $500 and must obtain an industrial hemp license within 30 days. If the person obtains the license within 30 days, the fine is refunded. If the person fails to obtain a license within 30 days, the person is fined $1,000 per day until the person obtains a license or the crop is destroyed.


No retailer of pesticides or agricultural chemicals is liable for the sale, application, or handling of these products by a producer or applicator in any manner or for a purpose not approved by state or federal agencies. No producer or applicator may use or apply pesticides or agricultural chemicals to industrial hemp except as approved by state and federal law.


Every grower or handler must be subject to an industrial hemp plant monitoring system. The department may inspect a grower or handler to ensure compliance with statutes, department rules, the monitoring system, or a final department order directed to the grower's or handler's industrial hemp operations or activities. The department may also inspect any industrial hemp crop during the crop's growth phase and take a representative composite sample for field analysis. Crop exceeding the allowable THC limits may be required to be destroyed by the grower or handler. If the crop is not destroyed within 15 days, the grower or handler will be subject to a fine of $5,000 per day until the destruction of the crop and is in addition to any criminal liability incurred by the grower or handler.


The State Highway Patrol may perform aerial surveillance to ensure illegal industrial hemp or marijuana plants are not being cultivated on or near industrial hemp and may coordinate with local law enforcement agencies to certify the destruction of illegal industrial hemp or marijuana plants. The department must notify the State Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies of the need to certify that a crop of hemp deemed illegal through field analysis has been destroyed.


The department must develop standard identification documentation for industrial hemp and associated commodities. The department may assess growers and handlers a fee for developing the system. This bill creates the "Industrial Hemp Fund," which consists of the fees collected in this provision.


An institution of higher education, in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, may engage in the study of the growth, cultivation, or marketing of industrial hemp and seed and must obtain a registration for the growth of industrial hemp or a permit for the growth and handling of agricultural hemp seed. The department may not issue a permit or registration to an institution of higher education to grow or cultivate industrial hemp on more than 20 acres, but may issue a permit for the growth or cultivation on a plot of land less than 10 acres.
source: https://house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills181/sumpdf/HB2034T.pdf

Friday, June 15, 2018

Fractionating Distillation Apeks Supercritical

Hemp Environmental Forum is with Apeks Supercritical.

Apeks Supercitical breaks down fractionating and distillation  

Apeks Supercitical clears up the confusion between fractionating and distillation - CO2 Extraction


 It's possible there is some confusion between fractionating and distillation.



Stages of extraction



Extraction - includes fractional extraction.

Winterization.

Distillation.

Isolation.





 


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I'm looking forward to other than Cannabis oils to extract.... This opens the door to bigtime opportunities. Scotty

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Missouri Local Agribiz Lime Hempcrete

Missourians get to know your local limestone dealers for a local avenue for the Lime needed in your Hempcrete Mixture!





Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Seeking Missouri Farmers Agribiz opportunity






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