Henry’s Hemp Harvester Wins Product Of The Year At EIHA Hemp Conference
The European Industrial Hemp Asociation’s 17th Annual Hemp Conference brought together experts online from around the world to discuss the latest developments in the use of hemp for fiber, shives, seeds, oil and CBD. Nearly 40 speakers from leading companies and institutes presented their latest findings. The online conference was as interactive as possible, including two panel discussions on cooperation between Europe and North America and the future of CBD.
After a short presentation of the six nominated new materials and products, the three winners were elected online by the participants of the conference and honored with the innovation award, sponsored by the Canadian company Hemp for Health.
First place was award to Henry’s hemp harvesting equipment, which is a double-module front-loaded attachment for harvesting industrial hemp flowers and stems. Four years in research, development and production, the harvester is durable, proven technology that turns out high-quality industrial hemp flowers. The harvester can be driven by a small tractor, has an aluminium frame and rollers for weight reduction, stainless steel parts such as chains and other flower-contacting parts for food- and pharmacy-grade products, hydraulic drives for the main aggregates and an electric scissor-bar. The weight of a double-module configuration is estimated at 350 kg, so any tractor with sufficient hydraulic performance can easily carry it. The harvester is specially designed for small farms.
Second place was awarded to SUNIMPLANT, a modular off-grid hemp house inspired by the needs of remote regions like the Moroccan Rif.
Lyohemp Knitwear, made from a cellulose fiber based on chemical pulp and obtained from organically grown hemp, was awarded third place.