There are thousands of practical uses for Industrial Hemp, and many more that are undergoing further testing and research in order to become viable solutions, but it is always helpful to see a list. The good folks at Ministry of Hemp have put together a great list of 82 products of Industrial Hemp, and we wanted to take a few seconds to recognize five really cool ventures.

1. Hemp Beer

“A California brewery offers a brown ale brewed with toasted hemp seeds – the Humboldt Hemp Ale. Not sure if it’ll be good? In the Great International Beer & Cider Competition, the Hemp Ale won Silver in the American Brown Ale category in 2014. More recently, the New Belgium Brewing Company launched the Hemperor, which uses a specialized blend of hops and hemp seeds to create a very “hempy” aroma and flavor.”

2. Hemp Vodka

Colorado Gold Distillery developed a the first US vodka that is fermented and distilled with hemp. With a 40% alcohol content, critics claim it to be a smooth and mellow drink. One reviewer says “A smooth, character rich vodka with appealing fruitiness.””

3. Hemp Batteries

“Hemp fibers have been found to be more conductive than graphene, making it a superior source for supercapacitors and batteries. Dr. David Mitlin found that hemp “works just as well [as graphene]. And it costs a fraction of the price [at] $500 to $1,000 a tonne.”

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4. Oil Spill Cleanup

“Hemp’s core has been found to be carrier of microorganisms for bioremediation. Bioremediation describes the microorganisms living in the hemp breaking down the oil by actually feeding off of it, metabolizing it, and releasing it back into the water or soil without the toxins.”

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5. Hemp Plastics

“Hemp plastic could do anything that conventional plastic can do. The biggest problem using hemp plastic commercially is that it’s cost prohibitive. Since farming is still largely regulated, hemp is still in short supply.

Yet, it’s important to know that hemp plastic is much more durable and sustainable. As we’ve discussed earlier, hemp plastic could be used to make cars (more durable than steel), sunglasses, pens, and more!

You could even use hemp filaments in a 3D printer to print out whatever you design.”

Check out the full list here.