welcome To Ozhemp
Dharmic Pty Ltd trading as OzHemp has been established to commercially develop the many derivative products that can be produced from the cultivation of the hemp.
Reduces Reliance on Imported Oil and Increases Energy Security
Dependence on fossil fuel imports is a concern shared by many countries, prompting expanded production and use of domestically produced renewable fuels. This is reflected in our increasing trade deficit due to petroleum product imports, which have increased from $448 million in 2001, to $6.3 billion in financial year 2005. The deficit due to petroleum produce imports now accounts for 25% of Australia's total trade deficit. Renewable fuels such as cellulose ethanol represent a reliable domestic source of energy and generate economic and environmental benefits. It is one of the most cost effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and gasoline use in road transport. Cellulose ethanol is made from the non-food portion of renewable feedstock such as cereal straws, corn stover and hemp stalks.
Hemp Can Save the Forests!
Hemp produces four times more cellulose per acre than trees. Cellulose ethanol is a fully renewable, advanced biofuel that can be used in today's cars. It is one of the most cost effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and gasoline consumption use in road transport, and can deliver CO2 reduction benefits similar to improved vehicle efficiency. Hemp is among the earth's primary renewable resources, trees cut down take 50 to 500 years to grow back while hemp can be cultivated in as little as 110 days, and can yield 4 times more over a 20 year period.
Hemp is also used as building products. Hempcrete is a bio-composite made of the inner woody core of the hemp plant mixed with a lime-based binder. Once constructed, hempcrete walls, ceilings and roofs have extraordinary thermal properties which will continue to help the environment by reducing the amount of fuel used for heating and cooling during the lifetime of the building. The exceptional thermal performance and air-tightness of walls constructed using Tradical® Hempcrete mean that buildings do not require additional layers of insulation, can run with minimal heating and also avoid the need for air conditioning.
Hemp has been used for fabrics, such as clothing, hats, shoes, and accessories, for decades. This is because the natural fibers are more durable, absorbent, warmer, and softer then cotton and many other types of fabrics used today. An additional benefit of using hemp for fabrics is that it can be grown in regions where cotton cannot thrive. Hemp is weather resistant, mold resistant, and cost-effective. Its versatile nature allows other types of fibers to be blended together, such as cotton and silk.
Natural hemp is able to ‘breathe’ and is considered biodegradable. As a renewable resource, hemp grows quickly and easily, making it extremely cost effective. Since hemp is rich in cellulose, the production of biodegradable plastic products using hemp has become popular. Recycled plastic mixed with hemp can be used for injection-molded products, as well as resins from hemp oil. Hemp fibers are currently being used in many industries as a substitute for fiberglass. The advantage that hemp has over fiberglass is that it’s lighter, stronger, biodegradable, and cheaper to produce.