Future Cars Will Be Powered By Hemp

Posted by on March 28, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
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Jeff Roberts | Collective Evolution

Renew’s Hemp Sports Car is currently touring various car shows and festivals with hopes of finding its way into the public discourse. (From www.collective-evolution.com)

Renew’s Hemp Sports Car is currently touring various car shows and festivals with hopes of finding its way into the public discourse. (From www.collective-evolution.com)

Automobile manufacturer Renew has built cars made from carbon-negative hemp material, with the ability to run on hemp ethanol if it ever were to arrive on the market.

For decades, oil and automobile companies dominated the global market, with little remorse for the ecological consequences of petroleum-based industries, as well as little to no thought into the limitations of non-renewable energy sources. Today, the transportation sector has grown to become one of the largest greenhouse gas contributors, accounting for nearly 30% of all emissions in the United States alone.


Thankfully, however, we have seen a global shift towards sustainability and innovation in the automobile manufacturing and transportation sectors in recent years. Companies such as Tesla Motors are laying the groundwork for a sustainable future in the automobile industry.

But another company making their way into the mainstream spotlight is Renew, an automobile design and manufacturing company aiming to erase the carbon footprint of vehicles all together. Renew’s mission is simple yet monumental: to “create cars which are 100% carbon neutral and non-polluting.

But how are they tackling this massive obstacle? Well, it involves the use of a widely known and versatile green plant, hemp.

Why Hemp?

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Hemp has been used for centuries in a number of industries, including paper, fabric, food, construction, and more. The fibers of the hemp plant are some of the strongest and most durable plant-based fibers known today, making it a fantastic adversary in the manufacturing of various materials.

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