This Offering is specific to developing the prototypes of the advanced equipment. Then applying for Provisional Patents. We then begin marketing!
Since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill legalizing the commercial cultivation and production of industrial hemp, serious problems have surfaced that are holding back the emerging hemp industry. Among them are harvesting, processing, and scalable warehousing. For example, outdated decorticators are still predominantly used at the field level to produce fiber and hurd from raw industrial hemp. The most significant problem with this processing strategy is waste and today’s equipment and management techniques leave up to an estimated 67% of the crop in the field. Another drawback is quality. Existing decorticator technology is unable to produce the high-quality end-user fiber that is needed to replace, for example nonrenewable building materials like fiberglass and steel. Furthermore, existing decorticators are unable to process industrial hemp on the scale necessary to meet the demand for industrial hemp manufacturing.
Bruce M. Dietzen, creator & founder of “Renew” the Hemp Sports Car, stated personally to Harold Stanislawski, of AURI and Jane Burnes Leverenz that there is a tremendous shortage of quality and long hemp fibers to make automotive parts and building materials to replace fiberglass and steel, and to produce textiles, and that, in his opinion, what REGEN is developing is the most important project anywhere attempting to remedy this shortage. Please see Bruce Dietzen & Jay Leno on YouTube for more information.
The Bottleneck is Outdated Technology
Despite the renewed interest in industrial hemp production and growing demand for hemp-based products, there is a bottleneck in the hemp supply chain starting at the cultivation stage and extending to processing. This bottleneck is holding industrial hemp back from fulfilling its commercial potential.
Outdated harvesting and processing technology has not advanced much since industrial hemp was made illegal in 1937. This outdated technology also creates logistical challenges between cultivation, harvesting, and processing. Furthermore, the current technology does not allow for the quality control needed to produce the high-quality fiber and other products from industrial hemp that are demanded by end-users.
THE BIG IDEA
REGEN is creating and providing needed infrastructure and scalability to the hemp industry, which we believe will generate confidence for both farmers and manufacturers. REGEN intends to create the new Supply Chain. REGEN Industrial Hemp USA’s multiple industrial designs of proprietary equipment and scalable processing is intended to launch the hemp industry to an entirely new level. The consumer market in turn will be ready and waiting for high-quality and sustainable hemp products to roll off the assembly line.
REGEN Industrial Hemp USA is positioning itself for the industrial hemp boom by re-inventing industrial hemp harvesting, processing, and warehousing.
Harvesting: With REGEN’s combine, all parts of the industrial hemp plant are harvested for processing, dramatically reducing the common problem of field crop loss. We intend to achieve this through seed selection, new harvesting methods and newly developed equipment, which together provides more collectible crop volume.
Processing: Newly designed REGEN Decorticators & Driers, using enhanced technology, implemented in a fully automated processing plant moves the crop from field to indoor processing. This technology aims to create a higher standard of quality grade end-user goods for manufacturing.
Warehousing: REGEN’s concept encompasses all aspects of crop handling including preparing, processing, and wholesale warehousing for full distribution of all industrial hemp by-products. Processing will be done year-round with grade-specific products for manufacturers.
REGEN’s founder and CEO, Jane Burnes Leverenz, is intimately involved in the national hemp industry and, to her knowledge, the REGEN Decorticators is the first decorticator incorporating Artificial Intelligence (AI) using technology confirmed with Dr. Chad Ulven, the Chair of the engineering department of North Dakota State University.It will process industrial hemp stocks indoors in a controlled environment, reducing the loss in quantity and quality associated with other processing techniques. Most significantly, we have developed technology that changes the way the stalks are retted. Currently, retting is done with an acid bath or through field curing where loss is unavoidable. We believe that our 2 decorticators & advanced Auto Dryer technology is more efficient as well as environmentally friendly because retting is carried out to the stalks mechanically. The fiber produced is soft, pliant, adhesive and in its unimpaired natural state and suitable for weaving or steel replacement, fiberglass replacement & rebar.
Another advancement in current technology is how the hurd and fiber are separated. Departing from manual outdoor labor in current approaches, the hurd is collected during processing. We believe that ours is the first decorticator capable of consistently meeting the demand for high-quality clean end-user goods. Vehicle body part manufacturers and other end-users demand fibers longer than the three-foot fibers produced by existing decorticators.
The REGEN Decorticators is designed to produce fibers that are equal in length to the stalks that are put into the machine (6-15 feet). In addition, no further fiber processing is required. It has been predicted that “hemp fiber will become the most relevant part of the hemp plant, and the most valuable of its outputs”.
A main competitive edge of the REGEN Decorticator is its scalability. Because it has been designed and is produced in 10-foot sections it can accommodate hemp processing facilities of a variety of sizes. A small processor could use a 10-foot section while the largest processor can combine up to ten sections to process up to 250 tons of industrial hemp per 8-hour workday.
Our REGEN Warehouse has been developed to provide a scalable size plant designed with two prep sites for our REGEN Auto Dryer and year-round stock processing. Our two-story design gives us a space to store the crop waiting for processing and keeping its quality. The REGEN Industrial Gravity Handler is designed to deliver quality stocks directly into the REGEN Decorticator, #1 for Textiles weave ready, #2 for Tensile-Strong Fibers from the second story. The facility will provide a controlled environment for top grade quality end-user goods for shipping to manufacturers year-round.
REGEN’s goal is to revolutionize how industrial hemp is harvested, processed and warehoused in a controlled environment that enables greater quality control, to consistently achieve different grades for different purposes. In addition, the scalability of our processing equipment and warehouse has been developed to supply the growing end-user markets with commercial quantities of industrial hemp.
Our first goal will be to complete the proprietary equipment. We are currently under contract with Applied Engineering firm in conjunction with the Engineering Dept of North Dakota State University (NSDU). After the design work is complete, we intend to apply for a “provisional patent” for the REGEN Decorticators. The patent will disclose the unique new & improved aspects of the REGEN Decorticator. We intend to make future applications for provisional patents, utility patents and trademarks of our uniquely designed equipment (REGEN Dual Purpose Dryer, REGEN Industrial Gravity Handler, REGEN Hemp Combine). Although we believe that protecting our intellectual property will provide a competitive advantage, we do not believe that our business is dependent on obtaining patents.
There is a substantial need for a third rotation crop other than corn and soybeans. According to the last census of the National Agricultural Statistics Service the United States had 531 million crop acres in 2021 “Frontier Data” and if 33% of the crop land in the United States is used for growing industrial hemp then up to 177 million acres could be used for growing industrial hemp. . We anticipate that our full capacity REGEN Max Decorticator will be able to process 10,000 to 18,000 acres of industrial hemp. Based on a potential 177 million crop acres, and with an anticipated price of $25-$30 million per REGEN Max decorticator, our total addressable market is potentially more than $450 billion.
Thank You for this opportunity to share the core elements of this evolving Company.
It has a very powerful impact on the future of most manufacturing industries plus impacting the results of the process. Less input, more output. Less impact on resources which are dwindling.
Using Industrial Hemp is Life Restorative. Improved in Every way!
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Jane Burnes Leverenz, CEO & Founder
REGEN Industrial Hemp
proprietary equipment for harvesting, processing, and warehousing
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