Amazing as that sounds, it's true. A hemp carbon foam structure can store an electrical charge.
Dr. David Mitlin at University of Alberta first reported on this when he developed a super capacitor from hemp fibre. He is continuing his work at Clarkson University in New York. Work in the graphene sector is continuing rapidly.
Innovations in this technology range from a hemp carbon battery to a supercapacitor to a porous hemp foam capable of filtering water. When a DC current is run across the foam filter, it is capable of de-salinating seawater.
As you might imagine, there are a wide range of potential applications and uses across numerous industries. We are on the trail of a couple of these. Stay tuned.