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CompositesWorld magazine: Industry veterans form new company to produce next-gen natural fiber composites

With deep roots in agricultural hemp production, INCA Renewable Technologies is set to produce lighter, stronger, greener and less costly composites.

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Biocomposites in Wind Energy

The world’s increasing reliance on wind energy has spurred demand for wind turbines and the giant blades that power them. But meeting those market needs has been difficult due to the shortage and skyrocketing cost of balsa, the strong, lightweight …

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Opinion: Hemp is growing into an Alberta success story

by Tim McPhee

One hundred kilometres to the east of Edmonton, a small town is making its mark in a fast-growing sector many have never heard of — industrial hemp. Vegreville is emerging as a global investment destination for the processing …

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Alta. sees hemp investment

The Alberta government says hemp is part of an agri-food investment and growth strategy developed under its economic recovery plan. | File photo

Two companies will receive a maximum of $900,000 to transform Alberta’s hemp industry.

“I really mean it when I …

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Tradewinds blow for INCA Renewtech

In Canada, biocomposite developer INCA Renewable Technologies Inc (INCA Renewtech) has divulged plans to manufacture a “high-performance, cost-competitive” alternative to tropical balsa wood and fossil polyethylene terephthalate (PET) thermoplastic foams used to construct wind turbine blades and boats.

The biocomposite …

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INCA Renewtech to build advanced bio-composites manufacturing facility in Alberta

In a win for Alberta’s cleantech sector and rural job creation, INCA Renewable Technologies announced plans to build a state-of-the art 200,000-square-foot fibre processing and composites manufacturing facility in Vegreville, Alta. Their chosen location is adjacent to InnoTech Alberta, the …

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Canada’s Alberta province pushes dual cropping for fiber and grain

The Canadian province of Alberta is moving fast to develop infrastructure to support dual-cropping of hemp grain and fiber through ambitious initiatives that look to expand the output of raw materials amid projections that hemp farming and processing will grow …

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