Couldn't hemp be used as a fuel?
Would the oil be combustible?
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 77 months agoFavorite Answer
Yes, it could, but it's not a very economical way to make fuel, based on the costs of growing the plant and how much oil you get out of it.
- ZirpLv 77 months ago
Yes, it's just plant-material, so when dry it's flammable.
The oil is even more flammable
- pisgahchemistLv 77 months ago
Hemp ... fuel
It might come in handy in Paris. You may have heard of the hempback of Notre Dame.
But even if you burn hemp it will produce carbon dioxide gas, we we're trying to avoid adding additional CO2 to the atmosphere.
- Roger the MoleLv 77 months ago
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- ProfGene.TogolotLv 77 months ago
Since used cooking oil can be made into diesel the same is probably true of hemp oil but how cost effective ti would be you would have to research.
- 7 months ago
It could with lots of chemical changes. You would just convert it to ethanol. The problem, ethanol is not as good as gasoline and it would take more energy to convert the hemp than you would get back out. The conversion would need to be 100% powered by nuclear power.
- davidLv 77 months ago
Sure ... and it is very 'high' energy. Just look at the pot heads after smoking a couple of joints.