Sunday, September 18, 2016

MOhemp Kenya Division Highlights

Division Breakdown and Goals of MOhemp Kenya Agriculture Enterprise.

MOhemp Kenya: Agriculture, Construction, Research, Education, Factory
1: Agriculture
2: Construction
3: Research / Education
4: Hemp / Kenaf Factory

  • 1 Agriculture Division Highlights- End Goal 1: Provide enough raw materials to keep a Hemp Processing Factory supplied for year round production will require and upwards of 20,000 acres all total.  At this time I am not suggesting to start farming 20,000 acres.
    • I suggest starting with 2,000 to 4,000 acres as a starting point.
      • Tests runs on which strains of Hemp and Kenaf perform the best
      • Train Employees-These employees will then assist in training and leading the future crews as the business expands and new farms are added in year 2-5.
        • Hemp and Kenaf Farming: Soil Prep, Planting, Care, Harvest, Processing.
          • Advanced Soil Conservation techniques: No-Till Farming, Increasing the biodiversity and preserving moisture.
      • Train Employees for Building Energy Efficient Buildings
          • After 1st Harvest: we will have the needed materials to start building Hempcrete Home Base Buildings.
          • Depending on the existing property conditions it maybe possible to utilize the existing trees that were cut in any land preparation to construct the building frames.  After which energy efficient walls and Roofs can be built.
      • Train Employees
        • Well Digging and Installing Solar PV powered Drip Irrigation systems
      • Train Employees Fence Installation and Maintenance
        • Solar Powered Electric Smooth Wire Fences will be utilized to protect the fields from wild and unwanted domestic animals.
          • Proper Fencing is Vital to the livelihood of the enterprise
  • Construction Division Highlights - End Goal 2: Construct the needed buildings to run the business from.  MOhemp Kenya Construction Division will specialize in building energy efficient and sustainable net zero buildings with products such as: Hempcrete, Hemp Wallboard, Hemp Fiber Insulation, and Hemp Bricks.
    • Education, Training, and OJT provides on the job training and skills.
      • End Goal 3: When crews receive OJT training constructing the MOhemp Kenya Buildings will prep these individuals in the knowledge and skills needed for employment in the Construction Industry.   Upon the completion of all the buildings construction these individuals will have the skills needed to either continue working in the construction business or start construction businesses of their own- (End Goal 4) building with MOhemp Kenya end products produced in the factory [we have created a market for the materials produced- (End Goal 5) In addition to creating energy efficient buildings all over Africa!]
  • Research
    • Research includes: Developing a strain of hemp and kenaf that perform the best under the growing conditions of Kenya’s Climate and Soil.
      • This is easily accomplished by selective harvesting the best performing plants from the fields.  
      • After a few years of continued selective harvesting and planting MOhemp Kenya will have developed our own brand of Hemp and Kenaf.  
      • End of Use Food Safety Protocols to establish future CBD and Hemp Oil Sales for Human Consumption.
      • Lignin for Electronic Devices and Energy Storage
  • Education
    • MOhemp Kenya will be a working educational farm that teaches other farmers the farming techniques needed so that they too can grow Hemp and Kenaf on their own farms.
    • End Goal 6:  The MOhemp Kenya Factory will require a steady input of raw materials to produce end products.  MOhemp Kenya will purchase these raw materials from the Independent Farmers creating and spreading wealth by farming throughout the region and a circular economy that benefits many lives.
    • The Education Department will also perform community outreach to neighboring counties and regions of Africa.  End Goal 7:  Establishing MOhemp (insert state name here) enterprises all over Africa.
    • Employee Educational Classes will also be offered and encouraged to include family members of all employees.  An educated society is a productive society.  It's all about creating a circular economy with many benefits.
  • Hemp / Kenaf Factory
    • Hemp and Kenaf Stem or Stalk: Hemp and Kenaf although very similar to each other they each provide raw materials industry has found useful.  Items produced from the Stem or Stalk of the plants and its parts are becoming a material of choice by Industry.
      • Decortication is the process of separating the parts of the stem or stalk of the hemp plant. There are two options when it comes to machines used in the decortication process - stationary and mobile.
      • I propose to start out with a mobile type machine $5,000-1M rather than invest $14M+ in stationary machines.
      • Instead of High Dollar Decortication equipment On the Farm mobile processing of the materials will allow MOhemp Kenya instead to invest in the Machines and Equipment that turns the raw materials into goods.
        • An example of this is the Oil Spill Buoys that hold and absorb the oil when an oil spills occurs-to keep it from spreading.  Inside those long socks floating on the water are generally full of the super absorbent Kenaf and Hemp core- Hurd.
        • Interior Auto body components and one of the latest and greatest uses I’ve witnessed in the past few months was shared by Xue who will be marketing Shipping Pallets made from sustainable hemp fibers.
        • My favorite is Hempcrete Homes and Buildings- Try a Google search for hempcrete buildings and you will see a wide and diverse variety and style of buildings.
        • My second favorite product that can be made from the fibers of the hemp plant are when used to make pressboard for the construction industry.
        • The outer layers of the hemp plant contain the fibers that are most commonly used in fabrics.  Such as the T-shirts that fellow Environmental Hemp Forum member sells.
        • Around these fibers is a substance called Lignin.  Lignin has shown very promising results since the discovery of inexpensive graphene replacement and assisting in the transfer of currents in batteries and other electronics.  The future market of Lignin is predicted to grow into a big business.
          • It has been said Hemp has over 10,000 uses.  Above is just a few of my personal favorites.  I promote green building, using Hemp Pressboard In the MOhemp Keynya Construction company is a golden opportunity, to corner a market share as a building material supplier to assist in building the future of Africa. End Goal 2
          • Untapped Bonus: I have researched Lignin extensively and have devised a way that can separate the lignin and clean the fibers at the same time.  I will have first round test results this fall after I harvest and process the Kenaf Test Plants I am currently growing.
            • David Bovis- a prior European Hemp Decortication Factory Manager; and MOhemp Advisor, has quoted the inventions as being the “Holy Grail needed in the Hemp Industry”.   During a conversation we were having with Zev Paiss with the National Hemp Association, Mr Bovis shared this information....he has ideas in principle that would, without exaggeration, revolutionise post-harvest processing and reduce the production costs by such a margin they would become almost negligible by comparison to current processing methods common in the industry”. David Bovis Director Duxinaroe
    • Hemp and Kenaf Seeds - are made up of 3 main parts: Hard Shell, Meat, Oil
      • Hard Shell has a little value in Animal Feed.  It is suggested that its removal increases the extraction of the Meat and Oil.  Remaining seed parts can be run through a press that separates the oil from the meat.  
        • Oil content of 30% is common
          • There are many uses of Hemp Oil in products my favorite is to utilize hemp oil to create non polluting biodiesel used in automobiles, machinery, generators, etc.  Everything that will provide the energy needs of MOhemp Kenya enterprise.  MOhemp Kenya will be Negative Net Zero Energy.  Every piece of machinery or equipment that is not powered by solar will have a diesel engine that runs on non polluting MOhemp Kenya Bio Diesel.  
          • If and when carbon tax credits become a viable source of business MOhemp Kenya will have acquired and saved thousands by the amount of CO2 cycled during the plant's growth in the fields, Green and Sustainable building tax credits for decreased energy demands, Clean Fuel tax credits.
        • Meat of the seed is one of the greatest sources of a balanced nutrition and is consumed by people in many parts of the world.  It is also becoming a go to source of nourishment and replacement for soybean and soybean meal for farm animals, such as Poultry, Swine, Sheep, and Cattle.
          • Scientific studies point out how less methane gas was created in the stomach of the ruminant animal.  Less methane equals less climate change and is one of the biggest issues facing the Beef Industry who are attempting to feed a growing world.
          • Human consumption of MOhemp Kenya seed products should not be ignored and leaves room for future sales avenues.  I do not feel that processing seeds in a field type setting on a farm, utilizing a mobile processing system is conductive to food safety.  Proper equipment and processing safety protocols would need to be established before I suggested sales for human consumption.
    • Additional Information and photos will be added asap. 9.14.16 Scotty

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