Nearly all plant matter, biomass, can be converted into methane, methanol or gasoline at a fraction of the current cost of petrol production from crude oil. Also when you consider the environmental devastation that is caused by the processing, transportation and burning of fossil fuels, the use of clean burning biomass fuels makes perfect sense.
As Hemp is such a high yielder of biomass, it makes an excellent choice for biomass fuels, providing as it does four times or more the yields that other sources provide.
The main byproduct of burning Hemp bio-fuels is Carbon dioxide, which is absorbed by the growing plants and converted into life giving oxygen.
Using a pyrolitic convertor where Hemp is distilled off into various fuel types, leaves a charcoal residue which can then be put back onto the land making for a carbon negative fuel.
Prior to alcohol prohibition in the US, farmers would grew Hemp, and turn the hurds into clean burning ethanol, providing for the fuel needs of America in a local, sustainable way.
Not only can Hemp ethanol be used to run internal combustion engines, but Hemp seed oil can also be used to run Diesel engines.
It is also possible to use the stalks as they are, or compress them into solid fuel blocks, and then burn them in a stove or open fire. And don’t forget that as they burn the CO2 is absorbed by the growing Hemp plants and converted into oxygen, thus making a carbon neutral fuel.