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Innovation for Industrial Hemp Decortication and Cleaning

Company: Hemp Katalyst

Primary: IE
Secondary: ME
Optional: EE

Non-Disclosure Agreement: YES

Intellectual Property: YES

Determine the "hempshed" or farms and acreage to be served by the regional facility using PA Department of Agriculture online data for farms permitted to grow industrial hemp: (note that Hemp Katalyst will provide guidance on these criteria) - Research the layout and equipment typical of a regional decortication facility - Determine the decortication equipment necessary to process the forecasted yield of the hempshed - Determine the infrastructure requirements associated with the facility, including projected energy demand of equipment - Determine the feasibility of the farm property for site development to accommodate this facility. - Provide a rough order of magnitude cost estimate for site development and equipment purchase



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