Address the hemp industry's need for fibre processing
Grow an industry where producers prosper
Create opportunity for eco-friendly manufacturing
Support innovation for diverse local economies
Good for the soil
Northern Alberta is perfect for growing hemp fibre. Our long summer days and clean soil provide ideal conditions for tall, high-yield fibre crops. Some varieties can produce up to 10 tonnes per hectare of biomass.
Other benefits of growing hemp include low input needs as well as soil structure improvement, weed suppression, erosion control, and ground toxin cleanup.
The missing link: processing
Alberta Hemp Works develops and sells hemp products that use the entire hemp plant. We believe that building and sustaining Alberta's hemp industry depends on "whole plant utilization" and maximizing the potential of hemp fibre. The missing link is decortication or processing capacity, turning raw stalks into usable hurd and bast fibre.
The Hemp Works decortication line will be ready for commissioning in the Summer of 2020. This allows our farmers to sell their hemp straw, rather than burn it while manufacturers can buy local, rather than import. Decorticated materials can be used immediately or processed further for hundreds of different applications. See products
The woody core of the hemp stalk
hempcrete, construction/building materials, furniture, insulation,
animal bedding, cat litter,
food preservations etc.
Exceptionally strong, outer fibres
automotive parts, textiles,
canvas, paper, rope/twine, landscaping, erosion control etc.
Source of CBD, Terpenes & more
CBD oil, low THC full spectrum products, extracts & isolates, pet supplements, teas, cosmetics, soil amendments, etc.
*Buyers of flowers and leaves must be licensed under the Cannabis Act
Source of protein and fatty acids
food and brewing (beer/liquor),
gluten-free flour, non-dairy milk,
protein powder, cosmetics,
lubricants, paint, resins, etc.
Alberta Hemp Works is led by a mother/daughter team dedicated to pushing the hemp industry forward in our region. Together with our family, we are working to see producers prosper, manufacturers advance and communities thrive.