Successfully growing a hemp crop is only the first step to creating a lucrative product as a farmer. Harvesting your hemp and processing it correctly comes next. Let the knowledgeable team at Arbor Vita8 put their superior services to work to expertly handle your hemp biomass. From drying, to storage, to processing, we can help you get your hemp converted to the products manufacturers want to buy.
When harvesting hemp plants you end up with two distinct parts — the flower, and everything else. Once you remove the flower, the remaining organic material, which is mostly stalks and leaves, is the biomass. While other crops consider the biomass waste, with hemp farming, it’s a goldmine waiting for processing. Just like you can extract oils from the hemp flower, so too can you pull valuable hemp oil from the biomass.
There are a few steps involved with hemp biomass processing. Before you can begin extracting hemp oil, the plant matter must get properly milled and dried. This puts the biomass into a more stable form, which yields better results during extraction.
The most important step in this process is drying your hemp. While moisture is essential to help your plants grow, once they’re harvested, it becomes an enemy. Drying your hemp biomass as soon as possible prevents the growth of mold and mildew. These two unwelcome guests can impact the quality of your harvest and of your finished product.
Our massive facility at Arbor Vita8 not only allows us to dry large quantities of hemp quickly, but we also have the ability to store limited amounts of processed biomass as a service to our partner farmers.
After hemp biomass is properly processed, the next step is extraction. The initial product extracted from hemp biomass is known as crude oil. While this material can become an ingredient in certain products, crude oil can still undergo further processing. Further refining can yield full-spectrum and broad-spectrum distillates, which go on to infuse a variety of saleable items.
Once fully distilled, hemp biomass can go on to make an assortment of goods including:
The versatility of hemp biomass makes it a valuable component to turning a profit as a hemp farmer. While most of us only think about the hemp flower and its ability to make CBD or CBG, the rest of the plant can easily contribute to a successful crop.
At Arbor Vita8, we offer both services to help partner farmers cultivate and process high-quality biomass. Our machinery is tough to beat, with the ability to dry up to 70,000 pounds of biomass per hour. From there, our extractor allows us to produce up to 5,000 pounds of crude oil per day. We have the machinery, capabilities, and industry experience to give you a seamless experience getting your hemp ready for manufacturers. Reach out today and see how we can help you process, extract, and sell your hemp biomass.