Towards a Sustainable Tomorrow
OzHemp is an Australian owned and operated business that focuses on the development of hemp for both residential and commercial products and applications.
OzHemp has secured a licence to cultivate, harvest and process industrial hemp ever since the introduction of the Industrial Hemp Act 2004 in Western Australia in March 2004, allowing for the commercialization of industrial hemp.
OzHemp has undertaken extensive research into the cultivation and economic viability of hemp production, for a wide range of hemp-based products and derivatives.
Over the last decade, OzHemp has been instrumental in developing the Australian market for Hemp Animal Bedding, introducing new and exciting products for the pet industry.
Since 2015, OzHemp holds exclusive distribution rights for Tradical® lime binders and renders from BCB S.A.S – the center of expertise for building materials of the Lhoist group, one of the largest producers of lime and dolime in the world.
OzHemp supplies both Tradical® lime binders and Hemp Hurd (Shiv) to the construction industry to produce Tradical® Hempcrete.
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Industrial hemp is not widely grown because a number of countries had regulations forbidding the cultivation of hemp, output of hemp has decreased yearly, Current world demands of hemp products are greater than supply. Ozhemp also wishes to position itself as a major supplier of both value added hemp products as well primary products – animal bedding, cat litter, nesting materials, hemp seed oil, hemp meal/flour, hemp fiber and hurd, due to the vast land and broad acre cultivation Australia can offer.
Help build rural economies through the cultivation of industrial hemp crop and the setting up of hemp processing centre and downstream projects will rejuvenate the township with jobs. This will create employment opportunities for supporting industry and more important improves the economy of the region.
Assist in land recovery lost to salinity encroachments – the deep root system of the hemp plant can obtain water and nutrients from deep in the soil thus lowering the water table. One of the great advantages of hemp for farmers lies in its use as a rotation crop, breaking up the soil with its deep root system and also eliminating weeds, thus leaving the land ready for the direct sowing of wheat crop.
Ozhemp discourages land degradation, unnecessary logging and deforestation. All products produced by the company shall be environmentally friendly, sustainable, and biodegradable with no harmful chemical used.