The HempTrain™ Advanced Processing Plant is a complete, whole plant hemp processing solution! After extensive research, development, design, and engineering, Canadian Greenfield Technologies Corp. have produced the most state-of-the-art, decortication and separation technology available; capable of separating baled hemp straw, round or square, fresh/green or dry, into high-value products!
What is the HempTrain™ Advanced Processing Plant?
How Does HempTrain™ Operate? - Operation Demonstration
*Certain types of feedstock with a higher content of bast fiber (>15% w/w) and longer bast fiber in length (>3ft), as well as certain bale configurations may significantly affect the throughput capacity. Feed rate and manner of loading may change significantly depending on feedstock. For more information, please contact us.
Conventional decorticators (hammer mills, scutchers, etc.) use technology that is, in some cases, over a century old. These mechanisms were designed for destruction of their feedstock, damaging the hemp and causing attrition to both bast and hurd fibers. This action leads to a loss in fiber integrity, and bast fiber cannot therefore be used effectively in contemporary reinforcement applications. This action also reduces the size of all feedstock components, creating a mixture that cannot be then separated into its constituents.
The HempTrain™ Advanced Hemp Processing Plant employs a unique and proprietary decortication mechanism, that can be used in both dry and fresh/green processing!
When processing dry feedstock, HempTrain™, produces long, intact structural bast fiber, clean, size-specified hurd, seeds, and a green microfiber stream that is a concentrate of all leaf and flower material; rich in terpenes and other bio-nutrients. Read our whitepaper to learn more.
When processing fresh/green feedstock, HempTrain™ separates out a Extraction-Ready Fraction (ERF), consisting of the bud leaves, rich in nutrients, and excluding sugar leaves and anything longer. This yields a high-efficiency extraction-ready fraction, which is not attainable by any other method. Read our whitepaper to learn more.
Benefits & Features
Creates higher-value products than conventional decorticators
Capable of processing hemp straw, fresh/green or dry, from square or round bales
Separates fresh/green hemp feedstock into an Extraction-Ready Fraction
Produces long, course, intact structural bast fiber
Produces clean, size-specified hurd fiber, with additive mixing capabilities
HempTrain™ Advanced Processing Plant Turnkey Package
The HempTrain™ Advanced Processing Plant is supplied as a turnkey package, available to both the USA & Canadian markets.
NFPA-Compliant Explosion-Mitigating Dust Collector
Full PLC control with touchscreen for optimization & ease of operation
Dry Additive Mixer System for High-Value Hurd Stream
Shipping, Installation, Commissioning, & Training
Included in the HempTrain™ Advanced Processing Plant turnkey package, the CGT Baled Straw Opener has been engineered to open baled hemp straw, square or round, fresh/green or dry.
Unlike conventional bale openers, the CGT Baled Straw Opener is designed to withstand the unique structural properties of long, high-tensile strength hemp fiber without damage to the fiber; avoiding wrapping and clumping. In addition, it has been engineered to minimize the destruction and loss of bio-nutrients.
Designed for compatibility with the HempTrain™ Advanced Processing Plant, the CGT Baled Straw Opener can process hemp biomass, regardless of it is whole plants, tops, strippings, or straw.
Throughput: ~2000 lbs/hr (approximately 10-12 million lbs /year), feedstock-dependent**
Area Required: <1500 sqft
Machine Height: ~16′ (5 m) (~19′ needed for installation)
Machine Weight: ~35,000 lbs (~15,900 kg)
Bale Window Opening: 5’ x 6′ (1.6m x 1.8m). Some bale configurations may require operators involvement in bale loading.
Hurd Fiber Particle Length: From 1/8″ (3mm) to 2″ (50mm)
Power Requirement: ~85 kVA; 480V 3-Phase
**Certain types of feedstock with a higher content of bast fiber (>15% w/w) and longer bast fiber in length (>3ft), as well as certain bale configurations may significantly affect the throughput capacity. Feed rate and manner of loading may change significantly depending on feedstock.
- HempTrain™ Dry Processing Overview
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- HempTrain™ & Fresh/Green Efficiencies- Whitepaper
- HempTrain™ Technology Patent Applications Filed
- HempTrain™ Technology Press Release
- HempTrain™ on BNN
- HempTrain™ & Production Efficiencies- Whitepaper
- USA & Canadian Legislators Tour HempTrain™ Facility
- The Future of Hemp Processing Technologies