Hemp crops are an excellent resource for carbon sequestering, bolstering their environmental credentials.
One tonne of hemp reduces CO2 by 1.63 tonnes.
217,000 hectares of land would need to be used for hemp to reduce the CO2 emissions from the agriculture sector by 20%. This excludes the weight the stems and leaves left in or on the ground and moisture content but does use the average yield from the best performing hemp variety in the an Teagasc study(Kompolti) 12.5 tonnes per hectare. However this assumes that all of the hemp yield is used as a carbon sink i.e. insulation.
Estimates for the fines for not reaching our 2020 target are between 148-445 million.
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