About EIHA

European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA)

The „European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA)“ officially founded on 23 November 2005 was taken up in the registry of associations of the County Court Brühl (Germany) under the number “VR 1397”. Therefore the more than five years old status of a totally informal association which had been founded on 14 September 2000 in Wolfsburg was brought to an end and converted into an official association.

When it was founded, the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) had seven members from the EU countries Great Britain, the Netherlands, Germany and Italy, all of them primary processors of Hemp (so-called fibre separation companies). Interested parties may download the application form of EIHA here (PDF).
The statute makes a difference between “regular” and “associate” members. While any person or institution can become an associate member, “regular membership is restricted to those legal entities or companies which perform the processing of Hemp straw to fibres and hurds/shives or Hemp raw materials…”

Download of the statute: 16-08-11-EIHA-statutes-update-2016.

Mark Reinders, HempFlax B.V., (NL), President of the EIHA

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Bernd Frank
BaFa Neu GmbH (DE), Treasurer
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Philippe Heusele
InterChanvre (FR),
Deputy President
 
 
Rachele Invernizzi South Hemp Tecno srl (IT) Boris Baňas
The Hemp Cooperative (SK)
Daniel Kruse HEMPRO INT. GmbH & Co. KG (DE) Daniela Sfrija
CANAH INT. SRL (RO)
Michael Carus nova-Institut GmbH (DE) Managing Director
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2017

At the 22nd General Meeting on 20 November 2017 in Cologne a new Board of Directors has been elected. The complete existing Board of Directors has been re-elected with one exception: Olivier Joreau (CAVAC, FR) was no longer available for election. Rachele Invernizzi (South Hemp Tecno, IT) was elected to replace him.

2016

At the 19th General Meeting on May 31th 2015 in Wesseling, John Hobson (GW Research Ltd., UK) has resigned as President of the EIHA. Mark Reinders (HempFlax, NL) has been elected as President and Sylvestre Bertucelli (Interchanvre, FR) is the new Deputy President. The board of directors has been enlarged by Boris Baňas (PROPAGANDA PRODUCTION s.r.o, SLO).

2015

At the 18th General Meeting on December 10th 2015 in Hürth, the board of directors and the executive committee of the association were elected. John Hobson (GW Research Ltd., UK) has been approved as President of EIHA for the next two years. Mark Reinders (HempFlax, NL) is Deputy President. Bernd Frank (BaFa NEU GmbH, DE) is treasurer. The board of directors has been enlarged by Daniela Sfrija (CANAH INTERNATIONAL SRL, RO). Further members are Olivier Joreau (C.A.V.A.C Biomatériaux, FR), Sylvestre Bertucelli (InterChanvre, FR), Daniel Kruse (Hempro International GmbH & Co. KG, DE).

The nova-Institut GmbH, Hürth, with its managing director Michael Carus, was assigned with the management of the EIHA, initially for two years.

2013
At the 14th general meeting on November 28th 2013 in Hürth, the board of directors and the executive committee of the association were elected. John Hobson (Great Britain) has been approved as President of EIHA for the next two years. Bernd Frank (BaFa, Germany) is first deputy and Olivier Joreau (C.A.V.A.C Biomatériaux, France) is second deputy.
Mark Reinders (HempFlax, NL) is third and Sylvestre Bertucelli (InterChanvre, F) fourth deputy of the board of directors!

And: The board of directors has been enlarged: We welcome Daniel Kruse (Hempro Int., DE) to the board of directors!
The nova-Institut GmbH, Hürth, with its managing director Michael Carus, was assigned with the management of the EIHA, initially for two years.

2012
At the 12th general meeting of the EIHA on December 5th 2012 in Frankfurt, the board of directors has been enlarged:
Welcome Mark Reinders (HempFlax, NL) and Sylvestre Bertucelli (InterChanvre, F) to the board of directors!

2011
At the 10th general meeting on November 24th 2011 in Hürth, the board of directors and the executive committee of the association were elected. John Hobson, Hemp Technology Ltd. (Great Britain) has been approved as President of EIHA for the next two years. Bernd Frank (BaFa, Germany) is first deputy and Olivier Joreau (C.A.V.A.C Biomatériaux, France) is second deputy. The nova-Institut GmbH, Hürth, with its managing director Michael Carus, was assigned with the management of the EIHA, initially for two years.

2009
At the general meeting on 3rd November 2009 in Hürth, the board of directors and the executive committee of the association were elected. John Hobson, Hemp Technology Ltd. (Great Britain) has been approved as President of EIHA for the next two years. Bernd Frank (Bafa, Germany) is first deputy and Joan Reverte (AGROFIBRE SAS, France) is second deputy. The nova-Institut GmbH, Hürth, with its managing director Michael Carus, was assigned with the management of the EIHA, initially for two years.

2007
At the general meeting on 18th November 2007 in Hürth, the board of directors and the executive committee of the association were elected. John Hobson, Hemp Technology Ltd. (Great Britain), became President of EIHA. Bernd Frank (Bafa, Germany), first deputy, and Joan Reverte, AGROFIBRE SAS (France) second deputy. The nova-Institut GmbH, Hürth, with its managing director Michael Carus, was assigned with the management of the EIHA, initially for two years.

The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) is member of:

  • the ASTM D37 Committee on Cannabis
  • the “Expert Group on Bio-based Products” of the European Commission,
  • the biomass supply Thematic Working Group of the “Bioeconomy Panel” of the European Commission,
  • the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR), working group “Sustainable Bioresources for a Growing Bioeconomy”.

Advisory Board of the EIHA (founded in 2017)

  • Catherine Wilson (UK)
  • Dr. Bernhardt Beitzke (DE)
  • Tony Reeves (UK)

Executive office
c/o nova-Institut GmbH
Chemiepark Knapsack
Industriestraße 300
50354 Huerth, Germany
Internet: http://www.eiha.org
Office manager: Dominik Vogt (dominik.vogt@eiha.org, nova-Institut GmbH)