HempNova Lifetech announced that its subsidiary HempNova Lifetech (Oregon) Corp. has leased a space in Oregon to build a hemp processing plant.
The 23,000-sq.-foot facility in Eugene was a USDA certified food processing plant and HempNova plans to convert it into a GMP certified hemp processing facility to provide one-stop solution to hemp growers, including hemp drying, biomass storage, research and development, product formulation, in-house analytical testing, and commercial hemp extraction producing CBD oil and isolates.
HempNova Oregon has received an industrial hemp handler license from the Oregon Department of Agriculture for the Eugene facility. The company is now working to obtain building occupancy permits from the city.
HempNova Loves Oregon’s Hemp Industry
The hemp cultivation industry in Oregon is growing rapidly after the 2018 Farm Bill and there is a serious shortage of hemp drying and storage facilities, according to HempNova.
The company’s first priority is to build up drying and storage facility and it has purchased six commercial dryers with daily drying capacity of approximately 100,000 pounds of dried hemp biomass. The company is constructing a 10,000-sq.-ft. hemp drying shop at the Eugene facility on top of the current 23,000-sq.-ft. space. Four dryers are currently being installed at the facility.
The company expects to start hemp drying and storage services at the Eugene facility around the end of this month.
Meanwhile, HempNova said that it has leased a 15,000-sq.-ft. warehouse in White City, Oregon, for a second hemp drying shop. An industrial hemp handler license has been granted to the White City facility by the state’s Department of Agriculture. Two large commercial dryers will be installed at the facility.