Between 26th and 28th of September, the 4th Bioeconomy Congress Baden-Württemberg, under the title “Contributions of the Bioeconomy to the European Green Deal” will take place at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart. Awaiting you is an engaging program of lectures and discussions, as well as side events such as workshops and excursions to lighthouse projects in Baden-Württemberg.
Excursion 4 leads to the DITF in Denkendorf - a shuttle service will be provided.
Bioeconomy in application-oriented materials research - Changing the world with hardwood and cutting-edge research
At the Deutsche Institute für Textil- und Faserforschung Denkendorf (DITF), collaborations with Technikum Laubholz GmbH (TLH) lead to cutting edge developments in materials research for sustainable industrial applications and the establishment of a circularly oriented bioeconomy. The focus here is on hardwood as a raw material, which has not yet reached its full potential. The forest replacement rate in Baden-Württemberg represents 70% hardwood species, and the trend is rising. Right now, only about 30% of hardwood materials is used in materials, mainly in construction and furniture. Optimally, these wood materials would remain within material cycles until a new tree has captured an equal weight in carbon. This leads to a demand for the accelerated development of innovative and valuable hardwood products that can be brought to market as quickly as possible.
This excursion presents the opportunity to experience the production of both cellulosic filament yarns using HighPerCell® technology as well as beech wood-derived carbon fiber (HighPerCellCARBON®) for yourself, directly at the technical school’s production line. Alongside these two innovations, DITF and TLH will present their other current collaborations, such as sustainable and environmentally-friendly developments in materials technology based on natural fibers, biopolymers, and composites that are aiming to enter industrial production.
09.00 - 09.20 a.m. | Welcome
09.20 - 11.00 a.m. | Presentations
- High performance fibers made of renewable, regional raw materials; Dr. Frank Hermanutz, Deute Institute für Textil- und Faserforschung (DITF) Denkendorf
- The innovative and valuable possibilities of hardwood- Differentiation through innovation and sustainability, individualized and centered on maximum added value; Ludwig Lehner, Technikum Laubholz GmbH
- FireResHPC - Sustainable, biobased flame retardant for cellulose-based fibers produced via HighPerCell® technology; Dr. Antje Ota, DITF Denkendorf
- Lignin: A valuable raw material for textile coatings sourced from waste; PD Dr.-Ing. Thomas Stegmaier, DITF Denkendorf
- Composite fibers made of plant-based biogas digestate; Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Milwich, DITF Denkendorf
01:00 p.m. | DITF Tour with presentations and discussion rounds concerning various competence centers
1) Biopolymer materials, 2) High performance fibers, 3) Textile chemistry, sustainability, and energy
4) Polymers and fiber composites
From 01:00 p.m. | Get-together and lunch