From June 16 to 18, the “European Industrial Hemp Association” is organizing a conference at which Dr. Vincent Placet, SSUCHY’s coordinator from the University of Franche-Comté/FEMTO-ST Institute, will discuss the potentials of the hemp-based sector.
For three days, the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA), an association of primary hemp processing companies within the EU, will organize the 18th EIHA Conference to discuss how the hemp sector can contribute to a zero-emission economy in the strive to become the first climate neutral continent.
Some of EIHA’s objectives are to support the cultivation, processing and utilization of hemp throughout Europe by creating an enabling environment and synergies for and between its different members, such as associations, national organizations, companies and individuals working in the field of hemp or other natural fibers. As hemp has a wide range of applications, e.g. for building materials, textiles, cosmetics or others, as in the SSUCHY project, a clear European policy on hemp is going to be needed to serve and protect the sector, which EIHA does.
Dr. Ing. Vincent Placet, SSUCHY coordinator and head of the T2DC (Damage Tolerance and Durability of (Bio) Composites) team within the Applied Mechanics Department of the FEMTO-ST Institute, was invited to the conference to present results on hemp within the SSUCHY project. They found that the use of such fibers not only helps the replacement of glass or carbon fibers, (from petroleum origin for the latter), but in several cases, they show better performance results than their counterparts.
Last but not least, research and promotion of the use of these natural fibers is one of the tools to overcome the challenges of climate change and environmental degradation. Reaching the goal of no net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 requires such actions developed and supported by SSUCHY and EIHA.
To purchase tickets to the conference: https://eiha-conference.org/