You are probably wanting to know about kenaf markets that exist here in the U.S. to see if this is something you should get involved with. Any actual existing markets here are small and specialized. Most folks in the U.S. have not heard about kenaf or know anything about it. Establishing markets for kenaf is a challenge and also an opportunity.
All the markets we have today started somewhere with a vision of the "potential market" and a vision of a product in the marketplace.
Kenaf is unique in that it is a renewable resource and its' fiber/wood/seed have over 25,000 different uses. It can replace other resources that are not so environmentally friendly and have limited availability.
Since kenaf is an annual plant the markets begin with seed and without it, the rest of the potential markets could not exist. Because kenaf is not well known there is the need to get the word out through word of mouth, books and other forms of media and promotion. Seed varieties and supply is what we are working on now and books and promotion is also something we are doing.
You can participate in getting the word out by purchasing the books in bulk and selling them at retail. Contact Richard Rensberry for details.
Some of the 25,000 products that can be produced utilizing kenaf seed, fiber and wood as a replacement resource are: Food products from leaves and seeds, kenafcrete housing, solar electric sheets, super capacitors, paper products and packaging material, clothing and other textiles i.e. carpets and rugs, insulation, wood pellets, animal bedding, erosion control mats, parts for automobiles and other equipment replacing metals and fiberglass, bio-diesel and more.
Some of these are shown in this video by Derek Cross:
For farmers you could be growing kenaf for the seed market, for the fiber/wood/leaves markets or for both.
For investors you could be investing in processing facilities, distribution infrastructure, entrepreneurial business, equipment, seed storage facilities etc.
An entrepreneurs' markets are limited by the imagination of the idividual.
Each investor has their unique ways of going about things so if you are an investor and interested in kenaf you will have questions that need to be answered properly. One way to do this is starting out with a personal phone call (for U.S. only). If you send Bob an email with your name, phone number and best day and EST time to reach you, I will call you.
Markets for entrepreneurs can be totally new and risky. After-all that is what makes it fun and worthwhile.
So, you may be asking yourself already, "where do I start"? Some of you may know exactly where to start and others may need a little guidance.
For those that need a little guidance, I can point you in a direction where you can discover and recognize where your passions are and guide you on how you can utilize what you can bring to the table that is rewarding.
Each entrepreneur has their unique ways of going about things so if you are an entrepreneur and interested in kenaf you will have questions that need to be answered properly. One way to do this is starting out with a personal phone call. If you send Bob an email (for U.S. only) with your name, phone number and best day and EST time to reach you, I will call you.
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