Hemp: a polyvalent and sustainable crop

The main attractive aspects of hemp are their polyvalence and sustainability. The plant provides valuable phytochemical elements of high medical value; it has a high nutritional value, and is an important source of fibers with wide industry applications.

Additionally, the plant has biological and botanical characteristics that make that both its cultivation as well as its agricultural management, be not only of low impact, but also include benefits for the environment.

This plant is a very competitive alternative of raw material, both for its technical characteristics, and for its sustainability in numerous industrial applications, and opens new possibilities of development and innovation of new materials, products, and services.

Adequate efforts of I+D in cooperation with technological centers and companies in different sectors are crucial to achieve the integration of this new raw material in the different processes, and make the most of its potential.