On November 30, 2022, an online training entitled “Paper and Fibrous materials from Miscanthus biomass” was held. The event was organized by Papertechnische Stiftung (PTS), Heidenau in cooperation with TUD-HFT, Dresden within the CORNET MiscanValue project. The event aimed to deliver to the end-users, teams’ members, and broader stakeholders the results and outcomes on processing the Miscanthus biomass to different bioproducts, i.e.: pulp, insulation materials and paper.
Dr Martin Zahel, PTS, opened the training with the welcome comments. Thereafter two main presentations were delivered:
- Manuela Fiedler and Martin Zahel
Fibre Sources for Papermaking and the Role of Miscanthus
- Sören Tech and Daniela Einer
Miscanthus-based Insulation Materials
The main outcomes of the reports are:
- Miscanthus fibres are more total and surface charged than sulphate fibres.
- Miscanthus fibres were not bleached, therefore containing more lignin.
- Unground Miscanthus Acetosolv pulps have much higher strength (Tensile Index) than sulphate-digested pulps due to their low GVZ.
The presentation from TUD-HFT on converting Miscanthus biomass to insulation materials was ended up by the educational firm which illustrated the production processes at the semi-field scale. The General Discussion summed up the event.
Altogether 36 participants were connected with the event representing end-users, private business, faculty members, scientific workers, and NGOs. The attendees of the on-line events were from Germany, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Poland, Spain, Croatia, and Kazakhstan.
The education film and presentations are available upon request.