The United States, which is the world’s largest producer of paper, is starting to get serious about hemp papermaking as the country’s economic situation improves.
Last year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees agricultural policy, announced a $1 million grant to Purdue University to develop hemp paper making technologies.
The Department of Homeland Security will start using hemp paper products in homeland security applications.
And a hemp paper company in Oregon is already making hemp paper from seed, using an innovative process called cross-fertilization.
That process allows the company to create paper from a different material, which allows the paper to be grown more efficiently.
But it’s not just the U: The U.K. government is also looking to hemp paper for papermaking.
In 2016, the government allocated more than $1.7 million to research into hemp paper production, according to a report by the Office for National Statistics.
The UK government also wants to make paper out of hemp.
“We are now making more than 100,000 metric tons of hemp paper a year,” said Steve Wood, a spokesman for the Department of Health, which funds hemp research.
“We’re making hemp from seed to paper, which makes it a very attractive source of paper.”
Wood said the government’s aim is to produce as much paper as possible in a sustainable manner, with the goal of producing more than 5 million metric tons by 2050.