liam asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 5 months ago

Couldn't hemp be used as a fuel?

Would the oil be combustible?

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  • 5 months ago
    Best 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.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Yes, it's just plant-material, so when dry it's flammable.

    The oil is even more flammable

  • 5 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.

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  • 5 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.

  • 5 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.

  • david
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Sure ... and it is very 'high' energy. Just look at the pot heads after smoking a couple of joints.

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