Industrial Hemp Grants Scheme - successful recipients

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Congratulations to the following applicants who were awarded grants from the Industrial Hemp Grant Scheme (IHGS). The State Government will invest almost $300 000, with additional private investment, towards key projects to drive the growth of the Western Australian hemp industry.

The scope of these successful projects shows the breadth of development potential of the Western Australian hemp industry – from exports to a local processing hub to food production. The grants will assist businesses to take advantage of major opportunities and overcome barriers to production, processing and marketing across the entire value chain, in-turn supporting the development of a jobs-creating industry.

Table 1 Industrial Hemp Grants Scheme - successful recipients

Applicant

Project title

Project description

Grant (ex co-contribution)

WA Hemp Growers' Co-op Ltd 

Best Seed for Best Region

This project will research which variety of hemp will grow best in which region across WA. Having good knowledge of seed varieties, how they grow, where they grow and what they yield, available to farmers will help support the industry and give WA farmers more confidence in their growing decisions.

$80 000

J.M Blyth & M.J Blyth & R.S Blyth

Manypeaks Southern Coastal Seed Hemp Cropping Trial

The trial will monitor, record and report plant morphology and seed yields of moderate density early-maturing oilseed hemp varieties, with a particular focus on photoperiods and optimal sowing times.

$37 627

Ridgeview Building Company Pty Ltd 

Hemp Processing Plant – Fibre and Hurd

Development of the hemp industry in WA is being limited by the lack of processing facilities.

There is a growing market demand for industrial hemp products and farmers wanting to grow. This project will establish a hemp processing facility in regional WA that will support local growers to process hemp crops and create quality products for this growing industry.

$66 000

St Francis Pharma-

ceuticals Pty Ltd

Establishment of industry standards for production of certified WA hemp food product

Hemp food products targeting international markets must meet legislative, manufacturing and market entry standards to access premium international markets. Key control points for product quality in the supply and manufacturing chain will be identified. Source certification analysis capability identifies secondary plant compounds valued in final product ensuring retention of these attributes in production. Quantification will influence industry breeding and propagation strategies. Certified chemistry by the Chemistry Centre provides assurance of final product attributes ensuring the product meets customer expectations and achieves best value.

$76 000

Raintree Pearls & Perfumes Pty Ltd

Product and export market development of bioactive flavour and fragrance compounds

To select, grow and process industrial hemp for production of flavours for food and beverages and fragrances. $40 000
Mirreco Pty Ltd Manufacture of a range of innovative value-added products from hemp biomas To produce a carbon neutral hemp  mini-home for display at the Develop WA Knutsford site near Fremantle In-kind contribution of facilities

Contact information

Rachelle Johnstone
+61 (0)8 9780 6158