29 März 2013

Hawaii bill would establish a two-year industrial hemp remediation and biofuel crop pilot program

Use of hemp as a superior phytoremediator to remove toxins from soil

Pending legislation in Hawaii aims to develop a two-year industrial hemp remediation and biofuel crop pilot program. The program would be administered by the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

The appropriations bill, H.B. 154 H.D. 2 S.D. 1, was first introduced in the Hawaii House of Representatives in mid-January. It passed in the House on Feb. 28 and was transmitted to the state Senate. It has already been passed by two Senate committees, and was referred to the Senate Ways and Means committee earlier this week.

… Full text: biomassmagazine.com/articles/8778/hawaii-bill-would-establish-a-hemp-remediation-biofuel-program

Tags: soil, plants, trees, toxins, metals, pesticides, solvents, explosives, crude oil, water, carbon fixation, contaminants, disposal method

Source: Biomassmagazine, 2013-03-29.

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