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First, get to know your carbon footprint. On our Offset page, you can quickly see what your country’s average carbon footprint looks like. Much of your carbon footprint is beyond your control; for example, how electricity is generated in your country has a huge impact. You can easily offset your carbon footprint by funding our growers’ hemp crops, and owning the carbon offset value of the crop.
Hempoffset is a value exchange platform that connects people across the carbon and hemp lifecycles.
We currently (June 2021) work with licensed hemp farmers in County Wicklow, Ireland. We aim to work with hemp growers in every country where it’s legal to grow the industrial crop. And we’ll work to educate everyone about the value of hemp so that anyone, anywhere can grow it legally.
It varies, depending on the type of hemp being grown. We’re using a figure of 6 metric tons of CO2 per acre/0.4 ha. 4 tons captured into the plant fibre, 2 tons trapped in the soil. Fibre-rich hemp plants can absorb up to 10 tons of CO2 per acre/04. ha. We work with our growers to monitor crop inputs and outputs so that we can gather the best data around how much C)2 does hemp absorb, and will share it as we get it.
We believe that hemp is the solution to climate change and that growing hemp at scale will absorb enough CO2 from the air to stop climate change. We will use the hemp plant fibre to build sustainable housing, thereby trapping/sequestering the CO2 for over 100 years.
The hemp grower gets paid 80% of what you pay for the carbon credits. Hempoffset commission is 20% on platform transactions.
In people we trust, but in transparent records we believe. We will work with growers to help them tell their stories to supporters. And we’re using blockchain technology to build a global record of hemp growing and carbon offsets, ensuring that the grower gets paid and the supporter gets credit for the carbon offset. Our vision includes the creation of a cryptocurrency based on the value of hemp crops and their carbon offset, and other dimensions of value, including jobs, biodiversity and oil and plastic displacement.
Hempoffset is a business, capitalism with purpose. The XPRIZE legal and technology requirements have been, and will continue to be, met by Hempoffset. We’re building a separate project team around XPRIZE. This will allow us to grow the team quickly. The team will manage its participation in XPRIZE and team members will share in any winnings.
We’re currently working with licensed hemp growers in County Wicklow, Ireland. Our vision is for a global hemp growing community, with investment powered by people everywhere, for the greater good. Our strategy is about lifting people out of climate crisis, poverty and homelessness at scale.
Our branded items are print-on-demand. So when you order a brand mug or t-shirt, it’s printed one at a time, in a fancy factory in the EU or US, and sent direct to you. Other items, such as our bestselling bamboo toothbrush, are sent to you direct from the manufacturer when you order, called dropshipping. We will have our own awesome hemp products available in 2021.
The business is currently owned by Gary Byrnes T/A Hempoffset as a sole proprietor. The business is registered in Ireland and complies with all applicable Irish and European Union requirements. The ownership model will evolve as the business and operations grow.
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