What We Do
Canadian Greenfield Technologies Corp. (CGT) is the world leader in whole-plant hemp processing technologies, having developed, designed, engineered, and manufactured the revolutionary HempTrain™ Advanced Processing Plant, the HempTrain™ Baled Straw Opener, and the ASTM/CSA-compliant NForce-Fiber® reinforcement for concrete. CGT has built a reputation for superior design, innovation, and engineering excellence, which is evident in every product, innovation and technology. CGT’s world-class engineers identify industry challenges and build solutions with the future in mind. Discover what sets CGT-engineered, value-creating technologies apart from convention.
HempTrain™ Advanced Processing Plant
CGT’s state-of-the-art, patented HempTrain™ Advanced Hemp Processing Plant is a complete hemp processing platform. The HempTrain™ is capable of efficiently separating baled industrial hemp feedstock into specified high-value fractions, including an extraction-ready bioactive, microfiber, bast fiber and hurd. Whether quality or attainable fractions, HempTrain™ is decidedly not conventional. HempTrain™ enables access to high-value, multi-billion-dollar mass markets, while drastically reducing capital and operating costs at each step of hemp processing. Learn more >>
Licensing for manufacturing and distributing HempTrain™ within territories is available. Learn More>>
HempTrain™ Baled Straw Opener
The HempTrain™ Baled Straw Opener, unlike conventional unwinders, has been engineered specifically for industrial hemp. Its patented design allows it to withstand the unique rigours of long, high tensile strength hemp fiber (avoiding wrapping and clumping) without damage to the fiber. It is also, very importantly, engineered to minimize the destruction and loss of green material, and the bio-nutrients it contains while ensuring the hemp remains intact, structural, and undamaged to be further processed into high-value products.
The HempTrain™ Baled Straw Opener can open conventional square or round hemp baled straw, dry or fresh/green, whole plant or leaves. With an operational window of 5’ x 6’ (1.6m x 1.8m), the HempTrain™ Baled Straw Opener does not require any alignment of hemp stalks to separate. It should, however, be noted that 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.
NForce-Fiber® is the only commercial technology for advanced, high-performance construction hemp fiber. Over 100 commercial projects worldwide have used NForce-Fiber® since 2016 including the 2022 Beijing Olympics.
NForce-Fiber® uses innovative technologies that prevent fiber degradation and increase performance in the alkaline conditions of cement matrices. Unlike conventional synthetic micro-fibers, NForce-Fiber® boasts a chemical bond with the concrete matrix, as well as a mechanical one. NForce-Fiber® is specially treated for concrete compatibility and adapted for premium concrete/shotcrete applications. It is the only ASTM/CSA-compliant hemp reinforcement fiber for concrete. Read more...
NForce-Fiber® Technology offering is available.