Natural Fiber Extraction Congress to be held in Stuttgart, Germany, on Oct. 26; event's sessions, workshops to cover natural fibers in circular bioeconomy, hemp recycling, fiber recovery, biorefining, carbon-neutral production, biomass utilization

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STUTTGART, Germany , August 15, 2022 (press release) –

Innovative advantage for the use of renewable raw materials through the flagship project "fibre digestion of natural fibers"

AFBW and DITF Denkendorf cordially invite you to the 1st NATURALfiberEXTRACTION Congress on October 26, 2022. Be our guest at Look 21, in the heart of Stuttgart. At the premiere event, we will be dedicating ourselves to the subject of industrial processing of renewable raw materials and residues.

Participation fees
Congress, price per day: EUR 55 (students EUR 25)
Congress including pre-event: EUR 85

AFBW and DITF cordially invite you to the 1st NATURALfiberEXTRACTION Congress on October 26, 2022. Be our guest at Look 21, currently the most modern event location in the heart of Stuttgart. At the premiere event, we will focus on the topic of industrial processing of renewable raw and residual materials.

Participation fees
Congress, Daily price: 55 EUR (students 25 EUR)
Congress including pre-event: 85 EUR


The role of natural fibers in a circularly sustainable bioeconomy
Prof. Dr. Ralf Kindervater, BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH, Germany

Alpine hemp 360° – Model for the future or niche romance?
Valentine Troi, Tyrol location agency, alpine recycling economy/ArgeAlp, Austria

From Crop to Product—Processing and Applications of Natural Fibres. A review of passed up opportunities and chances for the future
Dipl. Ing. (FH) Kai Nebel, Reutlingen University, Germany

Mechanical decoration of natural fibers (from straw to fiber)
Dr. Jörg Morgner, Temafa Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Germany

Fiber recovery with the sustainable biorefining process from the LaNDER³ project at Zittau University of Applied Sciences
Judit Harsányi, Dr. Marzena Poraj-Kobielska, Matthias Tirsch, Zittau University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Water retting process innovation for a circular and sustainable hemp-based bioeconomy
Vita Maria Cristiana Moliterni, Council for Agricultural research and Economics - Research Center for Genomics & Bioinformatics - Italy

New plant based fibers from the residues of agricultural plants using the example of lavender
Dr.-Ing. Jamal Sarsour, DITF Denkendorf, Germany

HEMP-ACT, long hemp fiber cutting edge process
Pierre Amadieu, president, SAS Hemp-Act, France

Hemp fiber processing in Poland
Maciej Kowalski, Kombinat Konopny, Poland

Empowering the farms in Europe with effective low-tech equipment for the harvesting and processing of industrial hemp as a multifunctional raw material for regional circular economy
Martin Klöti, Glaernisch Textile Cooperative, Switzerland; Tomáš Brabec, Apolo-Global, Czech Republic

25 years of R&D for the initial preparation of native bast fiber plants
Dr. Hans-Jörg Gusovius, Natural fiber technologies, Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB); Robert Hertel, Bast and Fiber GmbH

Fibers365 – CO2-neutral virgin non-wood fibers
Stefan Radlmayr, Fibers365 GmbH, Germany

Green rules - The use of natural fiber composites in motorsports
Thomas von Löwis, Four Motors GmbH, Germany

Workshops (One can be chosen)

1) Cultivation and regional potentials
Host: Prof. Simone Graeff-Hönninger, AG Cultivation Systems and Modeling University of Hohenheim

2) Mini-Lab Mechanical, biotechnological and chemical extraction processes
Host: Stefan Winklehner, Fortum Bio2X, Finland

3) Further processing of natural fibers into industrial raw material suitable for series production
Host: Kay Kölzig, Sachsen-Leinen eV

4) Holistic utilization of biomass and integration into existing value chains
Host: Dr. Manuel Clauss, Fibers365 GmbH

Startup SLAMS & Exhibition

All Start-up SLAMs and Exhibitors will be displayed here after September 19.

More information and time table can be found in attached PDF file below.

Registrations are possible in below Registration mask or through contacting:

Julia Kottman

We look forward to being you!



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