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Panda Biotech Opening 500,000-Square-Foot Industrial Hemp Processing Facility

The facility is expected to be the largest hemp decortication center in the Western Hemisphere.

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Panda Biotech

Panda Biotech announced today that building construction is complete and the official commissioning process to bring its Panda High Plains Hemp Gin project online began in early Q4. The commissioning process marks the final stage before beginning commercial operations in Q1 2024 at the 500,000-square-foot Wichita Falls, Texas facility.

The Panda Hemp Gin will process 10 metric tons of industrial hemp per hour to produce textile-grade fiber, hurd, short-fiber hurd mix, and a nutrient-rich co-product that will be pelletized. The facility is expected to be the largest hemp decortication center in the Western Hemisphere and among the largest in the world.

Using only renewable energy sources, the engineering and production process at the Panda Hemp Gin has been certified green by Mid-South Engineering Company, in accordance with the International Capital Market Association’s Green Bond Principles. Panda Biotech has also partnered with Oritain, a scientific traceability company, to bring the most traceable hemp grown 100 percent in the United States to market.

Additionally, Panda Biotech is actively signing contracts with producers to grow the hemp feedstock for the 2024 growing season, as well as purchasing hemp fiber that has already been harvested or processed. The company recently unveiled an unmatched pay-to-grow program for producers to begin growing Panda hemp. With up-front, guaranteed money and agronomy support, Panda producers also receive tested and proven seed at no cost, successfully mitigating the risk producers may assume and underscoring Panda’s commitment and promise to the farming community.

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