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Alternative Feedstocks and Supply Chains to Meet the Growing Demand for Sustainable Raw Materials

Cellulose Fibres Conference 2024

13-14 March 2024 – hybrid event (on site and online), Cologne (Germany)

The conference will showcase the most successful solutions based on cellulose fibres that are currently available on the market.

++ Final Program ++ 120 participants from 20 countries already registered ++ Submit your poster now! Deadline for submission: 15 February 2024 ++ 

Alternative Feedstocks and Supply Chains to Meet the Growing Demand for Sustainable Raw Materials

The growing demand for raw materials of natural origin for the textile and other industries has led us to focus on both the full use of agricultural resources and recycling. There are abundant untapped sources of cellulose in various biomass waste streams that provide a low-cost feedstock alternative for cellulose extraction and a value-added route for utilisation. 

Gerrit Schaper

Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS) (DE)

Acetosolv-pulp for Specialty Paper Applications


Roland Klein

Fraunhofer LBF

DuroBast – Durable and Resource-Saving Composite Structural Components, based on Innovatively Pretreated and Processed Bast Fibres


Semiu Abolore Rasaq

Technological University Dublin

Green Technologies for the Extraction of Cellulose Fibre from Spent Distilleries Grain


Diana Cayuela

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTECH (ES)

Production of Cellulosic Fabrics from Agricultural Wastes and Industrial By-products


Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2024: Nominated Innovations Range from Resource-efficient and Recycled Fibres for Textiles and Building Panels to Geotextiles for Glacier Protection

Six award nominees present innovative and sustainable solutions for various industries in the cellulose fibre value chain. The full economic potential of the cellulose fibre industry will be introduced to a wide audience that will vote for the winners in Cologne (Germany), and online.




The nova-Institute would like to thank the key players in the cellulose fibre industry for supporting the conference: Andritz (AT), Birla Purocel (IN), Kemira (FI), Lenzing (AT), List Technology (CH) for supporting the conference as Gold Sponsors and Dienes Apparatebau (DE) and Kelheim Fibres (DE) who supporting the event as Bronze Sponsors. The innovation award “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2024” is sponsored by GIG Karasek (AT).
Would you like to generate awareness? You are very welcome as a sponsor, too. Find all sponsoring options here.


Exhibition Opportunities

Become an exhibitor of the conference!

Companies that would like to book an exhibition booth (6m2) can do so for the price of 1,400 EUR (excl. 19% VAT). Included in the booth fee is one conference ticket. The conference exhibition is located prominently within the conference hall so interaction with the participants is guaranteed. Further information here.

Watch the list of exhibitors now!

Conference Registration