Ecofibre holds all the relevant licenses and authorisations to research, grow, multiply, import and export industrial hemp and any other form of cannabis.
Until recently all industrial hemp strains were developed for latitudes 42˚-60˚.
After nearly 70 years of dormancy, most markets, and in particular the United States, lost the know how to effectively grow industrial hemp.
Hemp decorticating mills in Europe are long established, large and expensive, running upwards of $3-5 million just for the equipment.
While the traditional use of the outer long fibre (25% of the crop) has been for textiles, paper and non-woven products.
Ecofibre has developed processes and is beginning regulatory due diligence to lead this industry in Australia and expects to license these processes and provide precursor materials to US extractors.Read More
Phil Warner begins journey and establishes vision that later becomes Ecofibre
First cannabis plants secured from Central and Asia Minor and legally brought into Australian Territories marking the beginning of what is now the most diverse proprietary seed bank
Establishment of all facets of R&D and value chain, from Plant Science to Product.
Ecofibre Industries Operations established
First set of Plant Breeders Rights granted protecting Ecofibre IP
1st Australian company to receive pre-approved DEA permits for importation of hemp seed
into the US
CBD field trials and extraction completed in Australia
United Life Science established in conjunction with Kentucky Hemp to distribute Ecofibre intellectual property in the US
CBD field trials and extraction completed in Kentucky
Ecofibre raises first round of private investment to include cornerstone investor Lambert Family Trust
Ecofibre to finalise partnership with South American growing company to produce large scale organic hemp seed food production for global distribution
Second and final round of private investment for Ecofibre
Landmark gift from Australian couple gives $3M to boost The Lambert Centre for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp.
A genuine issue is that hundreds of thousands of Australians are not able to legally access the medical benefits that come from cannabinoids. The cause of this issue stems from the fear of legalising or encouraging drug use. See more about the solution provided by our Managing Director.
Whilst Ecofibre produces a tremendous amount of food grade hemp seed, we are still awaiting food laws that allow us to provide the highest quality Australian grown seed to Australians. Read more on what is happening in Australia.
Changes are being proposed at the top levels of Australia to support the use of medicinal cannabis. Read more from Federal Health Minister Susan Ley
One of the most important markets for Ecofibre is the United States and Kentucky in particular due to attractive legislation and its strong agricultural economy. Read more about what is happening in Kentucky and the future we see here.
One of our cornerstone investors is the Lambert Family Trust who earlier this year gave over $33m to Sydney University to conduct research to rapidly advance the use of medicinal cannabinoids in the treatment of childhood epilepsy and other serious illnesses.
Read more about the amazing Katelyn Lambert whose personal journey has resulted in tremendous momentum being built for cannabinoid research in Australia
Sustainability for our planet is a long-term goal for Ecofibre and underpins our vision. Read more about what hemp does for our planet.
Read more about how Australia looks to continue to drive innovation in agriculture.