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We all know there’s a million and one uses for hemp, but did you know that hemp fibers could soon be used to completely transform the energy technology industry? Marijuana.com explains how hemp fibers may change everything from your phone to your car.

 Hemp Fibres Could Revolutionize Energy Tech

Hemp Fibers Could Revolutionize Energy Tech

By The Stoner's Cookbook

We already know that hemp can be used for [countless applications](http://www.thestonerscookbook.com/blog/2014/08/24/12-uses-of-cannabis-you-never-knew-about/), but the list seems to keep growing. [Marijuana.com](http://marijuana.com/news/2014/09/hemp-fibers-could-change-energy-technology-from-your-devices-to-cars/) tells us how hemp fibers can be used to power anything from your phone to your car.

  • Hemp: The material with endless uses

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Scientists are now looking at hemp fibers to power high-performance energy storage devices instead of the more costly, current industry standard, graphene.

  • Supercapacitators

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Supercapacitators are like batteries, except they can quickly recharge and discharge energy. The only way to improve the performance of supercpacitators is to improve their electrodes.

  • Graphene: The super material

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Supercapacitators are currently made of graphene, which in itself is a super material—it's more conductive than copper, more flexible than rubber, and 100-200x stronger than steel.

  • The Catch

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    The problem with graphene is that 1 gram costs up to $2,000. Professor David Mitlin has discovered a way to use hemp fibers to create nanosheets that are more effective, for a fraction of the cost.

  • Diverse applications

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    According to Mitlin, we could see hemp-based supercapacitors effecting “energy storage, portable electronics, uninterruptable power sources, medical devices, and hybrid electric vehicles.”

  • More than just supercapacitors

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    While this is an amazing discovery, it's likely just the beginning. Tesla is reportedly making batteries with graphene anodes, which would double the range of its cars. Can a hemp-based anode be next?

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