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A Hemp revolution solutions to all the global environmental pollution.

I can make use of Hemp products (100% Organic) to replace all the artificial and chemical based products!

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  1. HEMP REVOLUTION !! ‘Its time to wake up and save the world’. 
  2. 2. Introduction What is Hemp? • Hemp is a bast fiber plant similar to flax, kenaf, jute and ramie. Long slender primary fibers on the outer portion of the stalk characterize bast fiber plants. • The primary hemp fibers can be used for composites, reinforcements and specialty pulp and paper. • Hemp also produces an oil seed that contains between 25 - 35 % oil by weight, which is high in essential fatty acids considered to be necessary to maintain health. • In modern times, hemp has been used for industrial purposes including paper, textiles, biodegradable plastics, construction, health food, fuel, and medical purposes with modest commercial success. In the past three years, commercial success of hemp food products has grown considerably. • Hemp is one of the faster growing biomasses known, producing up to 25 tonnes of dry matter per hectare per year, and one of the earliest domesticated plants known. For a crop, hemp is very environmentally friendly, as it requires few pesticides and no herbicides.
  3. 3. Hemp plant • Hemp is the miracle plant of our time, breathing in 4x the carbon dioxide (CO2) of trees during it's quick 12-14 week growing cycle. • Trees take 20 years to mature vs 4 months for Industrial Hemp! Our forests are being cut down 3x faster than they can grow! • One acre of hemp produces as much cellulose fiber pulp as 4.1 acres of trees!!! (Dewey & Merrill. Bulletin #404. U.S. Dept. of Age. 1916)
  4. 4. Henry Ford: 1863 - 1947 • The Soybean car, also known as the Hemp body car, was a concept car. Its first iteration of the body was made partially from hemp and soybeans. • The body was lighter and therefore more fuel efficient than a normal metal body. • The car used an ethanol derived from Hemp or Alcohol. It was made by Henry Ford's auto company in Dearborn, Michigan, and was introduced to public view on August 13, 1941
  5. 5. Rudolf Diesel: 1858 - 1913 • In 1893, German inventor Rudolph Diesel published a paper entitled "The Theory and Construction of a Rational Heat Engine," which described an engine in which air is compressed by a piston to a very high pressure, causing a high temperature. • Fuel is then injected and ignited by the compression temperature. • Diesel built his first engine called ’Diesel engine’ ,that we are using at present. • Diesel expected that his engine would be powered by vegetable oils (including Hemp) and seed oils.
  6. 6. Uses of hemp
  7. 7. Key Properties of Hemp • Thermal Mass Insulation • Negative Carbon • Low Density • Clean Air • High Thermal Resistance • High Thermal Inertia • Vapour Permeable (breathable) • Design Flexibility (adjustable thickness) • Fire and Pest Resistant (NO Termites) • Significantly Reduce Co2 Emissions • Inherently Air tight • No Waste • No Mould • No Termites • No Dry Rot • Natural Substrates for Plasters and Renders • Low Air Infiltration • ZERO LAND FILL
  8. 8. Process forhemp (NF-SMC) Aim: Hemp fibre used in Automobile industry (Car Body Panels). Final Product Plant Process Raw Mtrl. Process Mould (NF-SMC)
  9. 9. What Is Hemp Plastic? • Hemp Plastic is an affordable bio based natural fibre composite to replace oil based raw materials. • Designed in Europe over 15 years and now produced in China, Hemp Plastics compete with engineering compounds in properties such as high stiffness and high heat tolerance (HDT). • Both biodegradable and recyclable blends address global policies for CO2 reduction and oil dependence. • Hemp plastics are not made from hemp oil or hemp seeds, but from the stalk. They are the preferred options to PP-glass fibre, High Heat ABS and PC/ABS. • Flame retardant for specific grades, using halogen-free additives.
  10. 10. Industrial Facts about Hemp • Hemp does not require herbicides or pesticides. • Hemp can be grown in a wide range of latitudes and altitudes. • Hemp replenishes soil with nutrients and nitrogen, making it an excellent rotational crop. • Hemp controls erosion of the topsoil. • Hemp converts CO2 to oxygen better than trees. • Hemp produces more oil than any other crop, which can be used for food, fuel, lubricants, soaps, etc. • Hemp nut being the highest protein crop (after soybean) and high in omega oils. • Hemp can be used for making plastics, including car parts. • Hemp makes paper more efficiently and ecologically than wood, requiring no chemical glues. • Hemp can be used to make fiberboard. • Hemp can be used to make paint. • Hemp can produce bio-fuel and ethanol (better than corn). • Hemp fibers can make very strong rope and textiles.
  11. 11. Uses in Automobile industries • Scientists Develop Car Parts From Hemp, Grass • Researchers in Australia and England are working on developing materials from plants like hemp and elephant grass to replace plastic and metal- based car components. Scientists say the materials are biodegradable and can increase fuel efficiency since they weigh about 30 percent less than currently used materials. • "The lighter the car, the less fuel you need to propel it," explains Alan Crosky of the School of Material Science and Engineering in the University of New South Wales in Australia. • Hemp is processed to harden and mold into car components. The new "Kestrel" Electric car to be made in Canada using iHemp.
  12. 12. Hemp Fiber Composites for Automotive •Presently, the single largest use for hemp fiber produced in North America is for automotive composite products. •There are a number of ways hemp fiber can be used to create a bio-fiber based composite for automotive applications. •Hemp fiber composite made from a blend of hemp fiber and a thermoplastic such as polypropylene, the hemp fiber based mat is heated to the melting point of the plastic, then placed into a matched metal mold, and compressed under pressure. • The molded hemp fiber and plastic part is removed from the mold, cooled and further attachments or finishing of the part is done. • The hemp fiber part would typically be used for interior trim applications such as a door panel, window pillar, package tray or trunk liner. Car door Car seat and interior
  13. 13. • Hemp is one of the faster growing biomasses known, producing up to 25 tonnes of dry matter per hectare per year. • For a crop, hemp is very environmentally friendly. • A partial list of hemp uses includes (there are many within each category):—seeds, oil, flour. 2.medicine—salves, anti-nausea, pesticides . 3.toiletries—soap, shampoo, lotion. 4.textiles—clothing, towels, bedding, canvas. 5.household products—carpet, detergent, paint, toys. 6.industrial products—paper, concrete, insulation, fuel, car parts.
  14. 14. Comparision: as Fuel. Sr no. Pollution: Petrol vs Hemp Petrol Hemp 1. Can be Procured Domestically: NO YES 2. Renewable Resource: NO YES 3. Biodegradable: NO YES 4. Dangerous to Handle and Store: YES NO 5. Could Provide Economic Gain to Farmers and Industry: NO YES 6. Contributes to Global Warming: MORE LESS 7. Toxic Byproducts of Emission: YES NO 8. Contributes to Sculpture Pollution (acid rain): YES NO 9. Procurement Pollutes Local Environment: YES NO 10. Highly Toxic to Humans and Other Animals: YES NO
  15. 15. Uses in Insulation • All the properties of materials and building elements and how these properties relate to real performance. • There is no doubt that walls should prevent as much heat loss as possible and they should contribute to the feeling of comfort within the building. • We look forward to built light weight structures that are highly insulated, possibly manufactured off-site and generally made from synthetic materials.
  16. 16. Future overview • Latest car made by hemp fiber is introduced in market by BMWi. • German car companies including Mercedes (Daimler/Chrysler), BMW, and Audi Volkswagen have been leading the way in incorporating plant fibers in their models. • Since the introduction of jute- based door panels in the Mercedes E class five years ago. • German car companies have multiplied their use of natural fibers till to-date. Latest BMWi car
  17. 17. • One highly important use of hemp has been in detoxifying nuclear waste, as demonstrated by experiments in the Ukraine, for example, on the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. • Moreover, hemp fuel could actually replace the dangerous and costly nuclear power industry. • We can use compression molding, injections molding, simple hand lay-ups or hybrid technologies to produce consumer goods. • Such products include furniture (chair backs or seats) sporting goods and recreational products , luggage, musical instruments and sound reinforcement gear..
  18. 18. Total usage without any wastage Hemp Fiber uses; • Hemp fiber has long been used to make ropes, which are known for both strength and durability. Initially, Levi Strauss jeans were made of hemp canvas. • Even paper can be made with this fiber. It is believed that paper made of hemp has been used by human. • Hemp fiber is also used as building materials such as plywood, plaster, insulation, caulking, roofing, cement, reinforced caulking, etc. • Hemp fiber is also used in the production of composite panels for automobiles. Along with hemp fiber, flax, fiberglass, etc. are used for making this product. Hemp Plant uses; • Hemp seeds are widely used for extraction of oil, which is used in cosmetics, oil-based paints, etc. This is said to be rich in essential amino acids. • Hemp seed is also used as a fishing bait and are included in bird seed mix. • Hemp seeds can also be used to produce biofuel. • For this purpose, the oil in the seeds and stems are used of the whole plant. • These plants are also used for weed control and for purifying soil and water.
  19. 19. Thank you • If any question or queries you are most welcome to ask? • Any suggestion regarding the topic?
  20. 20. HEMP v/s MARIJUANA

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How does this Idea redesign unrecyclable small format plastic items that often end up as waste?

This idea itself is a biodegradable product that won't cause any ill effects on the Planet, and will degrade after life of the product once buried in earth. This idea will help us stop tonnes of usage of synthetic plastic and will keep the environmental clean as its a CARBON NEGATIVE PLANT!

Which use cases does your Idea apply to?

Well it is applicable in wrapping, packaging, transportation, insulation and all the application that a Plastic/metal can do it can perform much better than Plastic! Anything you desire can be made out of it!

In what geographical context or area does your Idea plan to operate / solve?

It is applicable to all the climatic conditions around the world!

How do you envision scaling up your Idea?

We will face a problem about education about our raw material to the society, politics, Food vs Energy controversies, but after all the struggle this idea will change our standard of living and save lives on Earth. We will be able to live in a pollution free environment, we will have rains on time, global warming will be just a lesson to be learnt in books and theories if this idea lives up! All the Farming will be considered as a respectable job that can earn a farmers future!

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Please describe how becoming a Top Idea and working with the Think Beyond Plastics Accelerator Program will help to accelerate your solution.

Well my goal is to have a clean and healthy environment that our future kind deserve, a industry that will have just innovations for the betterment of humans and all creative engineers would be a part of it who has the urge to make a revolutionary change in every phase of life! My goal is to see my country in the list of "Developed" Country in the next 5 years by opening lakhs of job opportunities for the skilled and the deserving person.

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It was an brainstorming inspiration through a TV channel,

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Well I work as a freelancer Mechanical engineer, scientist,application engineer, researcher, a mix of multiple task and fields that should be challenging.

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