There seems to be an endless list for the Uses of Hemp. David Mitlin, a professor from Hannawa Falls, NY, has received international recognition for his development of super capacitors made out of hemp bast fibre.

The performance of these hemp super capacitors is equal to, or even better than, the regular graphene batteries that are considered industry standard. Plus, they are a whole lot cheaper.

Super-capacitors are superior to electrolytic capacitors in that they can store more energy and they’re able to charge much faster than batteries. They are beneficial for fast-charging and discharging purposes, unlike long-term battery storage that is used for things like vehicles, cranes, and elevators.

Mitlin and his team have also recently developed a hybrid sodium ion capacitor made from peanut shells.

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