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Info: Agriculture and Processing of Industrial Hemp: 16th EIHA Hemp Conference

16th EIHA Hemp Conference, 5–6 June 2019, Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany

++ 170 registered participants from 29 countries - 400 participants and 30 exhibitors expected ++

Industrial hemp starts with seeds, cultivation, harvesting and primary processing. Leading international experts present, share and discuss the latest developments at the oldest and largest industrial hemp conference in the world. New hemp varieties from Hungary and Australia, 25 years of hemp cultivation and processing in The Netherlands, new processing equipment and concept from France and Czech Republic and a comprehensive carbon footprint assessment of hemp fibres.


Mark Reinders, HempFlax and president of EIHA (NL):
25 years HempFlax – Making the Dream Come True was Hard Work: High-value Utilisation of all Parts of the hemp Crop: Fibres, Shives, Seeds and CBD
Thierry Masi, Laroche (FR):
Laroche Innovations for Cottonisation of Hemp Fibres - Abstract
Michael Carus, nova-Institut and member of the EIHA advisory board (DE):
Update on Carbon Footprint and Sustainability of Different Natural Fibres for Biocomposites and Insulation
Zuzana Finta, Agromag (HU):
Hungarian Variety Sortiment and Changing Market Demands - Abstract
Luca De Prato, Murdoch University (AU):
Genetics by Environment Interactions of Temperate and Tropical Industrial Hemp (Cannabis sativa L) Varieties: Phenological and Cannabinoid Responses to Nitrogen, Day Length and Temperature - Abstract
Jan Marek, INOTEX (CZ):
BIO-RETTING- A Single Step Enzymatic Post-Treatment Process Boosting the Bast Fibre Resource Efficiency - Abstract

Find the final programme here.

Innovation award "Hemp Product of the Year"

For the 2nd time, the Innovation award "Hemp Product of the Year" 2019 will be granted to the young, innovative industrial hemp industry for finding suitable applications and markets for industrial hemp based products. Many thanks to HempFlax for supporting the Innovation Award! All six nominated products will be published soon.

Sponsoring opportunities

All sponsoring opportunities are available for download here.

Call for posters

Want to present a poster? Submit your application here.

About the conference

Specialists from all over the world will meet in order to exchange information regarding the latest developments in hemp applications for fibres, shivs, seeds and oil as well as cannabinoids. Applications are biocomposites in automotive and construction as well as textiles, food, food supplements and pharmaceuticals. We are expecting again 400 international participants from more than 40 countries.

Looking forward to welcoming you at the biggest event on industrial hemp ever!

Your nova conference team