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Conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) - May 26th-27th, 2010 - Wesseling (Cologne)

26 February 2010

Conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) - May 26th-27th, 2010 - Wesseling (Cologne)

The EIHA Conference is now established as the largest meeting of experts on industrial hemp in Europe and indeed world - wide. Specialists from all over the world will meet in order to exchange information regarding the latest developments in hemp and in other natural fibres and moreover on the applications for fibres, shivs, seeds and oil.
Participants will range from cultivation consultants, primary and further processors, traders, scientists and engineers, and investors to numerous small and medium-sized enterprises and to international automotive companies and suppliers. They all share a common interest in the utilisation of hemp fibres, shivs and seeds. The conference language will be English. We expect 150 international participants.

Preliminary Programme
Country reports
Michael Carus (nova-Institut GmbH, Germany): Topical state of the hemp industry
John Hobson (Hemp Technology Ltd, Great Britain): Hemp Technology Ltd 2010
Prof. Arkom Kanjanaprachot (Maejo University and Royal Project Foundation, Thailand): Hemp production in Thailand
Bodil Pallesen (AgroTech A/S, Denmark): Industrial hemp as organic growth medium in Denmark
Lawrence Serbin (Hemp Traders, USA): Hemp Cultivation and Processing in China

Hemp seeds and oil
Anndrea Herrmann (Hemp Oil Canada Inc., Canada): Hemp for Food - an update from Canada
Dr. Michael Bronner (Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, USA): Marketing for hemp soap and cosmetics
Hans Fastre (Living Harvest Food, USA): Hemp foods and Hemp milk from Living Harvest

New products and applications and fibres and shivs
Pierre Amadieu (Sarl Start hemp, France): Hemp fibre reinforced plastics from France
Dr. Mike Lawrence (University of Bath, Great Britain): Characteristics and advantages of hemp-lime construction
Nicolas Meyer (ONYX composites, Germany): Innovative bicycle frame made of hemp and bambus!
Dr. Volker von Drach (ECCO Gleittechnik GmbH, Germany): High performance hemp fibres and industrial applications: brake linings, gaskets, and others
Martin Snijder (GreenGran B.V., The Netherlands): Innovative Natural Fibre Reinforced Bio-Composite Granules for Cradle-to-Cradle Solutions - China in our hands?

7th Conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA), on May 26th-27th, 2010, at Wesseling near Cologne, Germany):