As 2021 progresses, we’ll experience several installations in America’s decortication systems. This is great and exciting news as the sector continues developing commodities that can assist sequester carbon, are more sustainable and swap out petroleum-based commodities. As issues are being dissolved, supply chain approaches to process hemp plant stalks are cropping up.
The supply chain begins with purchasing seed for varieties of hemp fibre, which calls for preliminary discussion before buying.
Buying seed is the most basic component of the process. It can be quite daunting and a reliable seed broker will liaise with you, counsel you, question you and stick by your side up to harvesting. The farmer has to be ready for harvesting, farming, processing and decortication.
Generating a functional funding model for decorticators is challenging. The end has to come first; what yearly amounts are required? What’s the target commodity or industry? What’s the monthly cost? Who are the clients? What’s the functional funding program for your area?
Every grower has to answer these questions, there’s no ‘perfect’ answer for any product or project. The process of studying markets and creating a financial structure will offer clarity about the required type of machine.
The harvest requires in-depth examination at realistic considerations. Harvesting hemp fibre requires sophisticated machinery. You need to determine how much your equipment can harvest daily, how to handle your 12-foot crops and millions of densely cultivated plants.
To acquire an output of 5 tons every hour running in two daily phases, the machine requires more than 20,000 tons of the input material. To reap a hundred tons for cultivating will call for mergers and acquisitions with experienced seed vendors who may help to gather future supply. The difficult part would be finding varieties that show consistent performance in various American climates and forming partnerships for duplication.