Decortication Fibre Processing Plant

Our pilot-scale bast fibre decortication plant is located at our facility in Vegreville. This 13,000 sq. ft. facility designed by Belgium-based Cretes Engineering can process either industrial hemp or flax straw into bast  fiber and hurd at a rate of one tonne per hour.

The facility opened in 2011 and works with industry partners to provide raw materials for biomaterial products such as hempcrete, non-woven mats, animal bedding and textiles. This facility is the only one of its kind in the world and is the only fully operational decortication plant in Alberta.