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The versatility and strength of hemp fibres make it the ideal material for use in biomaterial composites, says Cylab International CEO Brett Boag.  Photo: Jennifer Blair

Hemp holds potential for Alberta farmers — if they can grow long-fibre varieties

A new southern Alberta hemp fibre-processing facility will give 
hemp growers a market for what is currently an unwanted byproduct

Reading Time: 3 minutes A $30-million hemp fibre-processing facility is set to open in southern Alberta this fall, but it won’t — at least for now — be sourcing hemp from Canada. “I’ll be moving into a facility in about two months, and we’ll be operational from there,” said Brett Boag, chief executive officer of Cylab International. “But I’ll […] Read more