The French company Qairos Energies plans to make fuels from hemp. This biomass will be used to supply the pilot green hydrogen production site, which will be built in the second half of 2020 at the Le Mans metropolitan center.
With this process, the heat will transform the hemp into gas and from there it will extract methane, hydrogen and carbon dioxide.
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How hemp will be processed
The company Qairos Energies explained the whole process in its press release. The hemp will be crushed and heated to a very high temperature. Heat will transform it into gas from which methane, hydrogen and carbon dioxide can be extracted. This process is non-polluting and without waste. Each gas extracted is then resold. Synthetic methane is injected into the GRDF gas network. Hydrogen is converted into electricity in fuel cells for vehicles, for example. In addition, the CO2, produced locally and green, is sold to the food industry.
The company that will produce fuels from hemp expects that each gas extracted will be resold and used for different purposes. For example, synthetic methane will be injected into the gas grid, while hydrogen will be converted into fuel for vehicle cells. As for CO2, it will be sold to the food industry.
Construction will begin in the second half of 2020 and the plant will be capable of producing gas by early 2022. The first harvest is expected to be ready by mid-August 2020 and will be used for the first tests.
Where will the hemp be produced?
To achieve this, the company that will produce fuels from hemp will use local plants grown some 35 kilometers from its future plant.
The hemp will be produced by a group of 150 farmers called Femiers de Loué, who will be ready to cultivate in April 2021 and will plant about 350 hectares during the first year.
Magalie Rhodé is a small hemp grower and is the first to sign a contract with Qairos Energies to supply them with this product.
This project is supported by the Pays de la Loire region, BPI France and the Le Mans Sarthe Metropolitan Center. Hemp is undoubtedly a very versatile plant that can be used to produce sustainable energy. In fact, it could also be used in our kitchens or for clothing, or even very soon there will be boats built with hemp.
A project of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in Zagreb, Croatia, will make it possible very soon to have boats built with hemp. In addition, Marservis , a Croatian shipbuilding company, will participate in the construction of the ship. According to expectations, the boat will have a capacity for 150 people and is expected to be used by the ecotourism sector. The use of hemp is with a minimum of waste, because fortunately, it is used from the stem to the flower.
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