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Third International Symposium — Bioresource Hemp and Other Fiber Crops

Posted on September 13, 2000

The 3rd International Symposium – Bioresource Hemp & Other Fibre Crops, begins this week, hosted by nova Institute in Wolfsburg, Germany. The event features an international group of speakers with vast experience with industrial hemp and other natural fibers.

Seminar Program

Wednesday 13 September 2000, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Moderation: Hans-Bernd Hartmann, Zentrum für Nachwachsende Rohstoffe, LZ Haus Düsse

International Development of the Hemp Industry Markets & Economy
10:00 – Opening Speech by Mayor Manfred Kolbe

10:15 – Michael Karus, nova-Institut, Hürth, Germany: Global markets for
Natural Fibres

10:30 – Sylvestre Bertucelli, CEAPC, Le Mans, France: Hemp in France and
Europe – Short and Long Term Expansion of the EU Regulatories / Inclusion of Hemp in the Major Crops

10:50 – Jean-Pierre Brunet, LCDA, Bar sur Aube, France: Requirements for the Hemp Industry Relating to the New EU Regulations and Present Market Demand

11:10 – John Hobson, Hemcore Ltd., Herts, England: Establishing a Viable Hemp Industry in the UK

11:30 – Jakob Veld, HempFlax B.V., Oude Pekela, The Netherlands: New Hemp products from the Company HempFlax

11:50 – Michael Karus, nova-Institut, Hürth, Germany: Study on Markets and Price Situation of Natural Fibres (Germany and EU)

1:40 – Bernd Frank, Badische Naturfaseraufbereitung GmbH, Malsch, Heinz Amolsch, Hock Vertriebs GmbH, Stutensee, Germany: Marketing for the product “Thermo-Hemp”

2:00 – Fred Bohndick, VERNARO GmbH, Gardelegen, Germany: Quality-management System for Industrial Hemp Fibres

2:20 – Markus Kaup, nova-Institut, Hürth, Germany: Marketing Concepts for Natural Fibres: Market Research, Strategies, Tools – Today and Tomorrow

2:40 – Gero Leson, Leson Environmental Consulting, Berkeley, USA: Status report on the Hemp Industry in Canada and the USA

2:55 Tanya Jobling, David Tay, Philip Warner, Australian Hemp Resource and Manufacture, Brisbane, Australia: New Tropical Industrial Hemp

3:15 Anton Holler, Deggendorf, Germany/Rumania: The Situation of the Cultivation of Hemp in Rumania in 1999

4:15 – Matthias Schillo, Treu Hanf AG, Berlin, Germany/Rumania: The Hemp-Project in Tisza-valley

4:35 Vito Mediavilla, Joachim Sell, Swiss Federal Research Station for Agroecology and Agriculture (FAL), Zurich, Switzerland:
Market analysis for fibre products made from miscanthus, flax, hemp and kenaf in Switzerland

4:55 Ulla Eikard, PlantVision & Klaus Lindegaard, Aalborg University, Centre for Environment and Development, Copenhagen NV, Denmark: Strategy for hempbased products in Denmark – a contribution to sustainable development and Agenda 21

5:15 – Mathias Bröckers, HanfHaus GmbH Berlin, Berlin, Germany: Hemp for the next millennium – Three steps

5:35 – Robert C. Clarke, International Hemp Association, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Summary of a field survey of cannabis use in Yunnan Province, P. R. China 1995-2000

Thursday 14 September 2000, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Moderation: Francois Desanlis, LCDA, Bar sur Aube Varieties/Breedings, Cultivation & Harvest Breedings

10:00 – Olivier Beherec, FNPC, Le Mans, Frankreich: Breeding efforts by the FNPC and seed production by the CCPSC: new challenges created by the new EU regulatories

10:20 – Ryszard Kozlowski, L. Grabowska, P. Baraniecki, J. Tymków, B. Jaranowska, A. Polus, J. Kozak, Institute of Natural Fibres, Poznan, Poland: The effects of hemp breeding in Poland

10:40 – Sergey V. Grigoryev, N.I. Vavilov Research Institute of Plant Industry, St. Petersburg, Russia: Survey of some traits in VIR Cannabis collection

11:00 – Viacheslav Virovets, P. Goloborod’ko, Institute of bast crops of UAAS, Glukhov, Sumy region, Ukraine: The results of many years experiments on increasing fibre content in the stalks and creation of modern monoecious hemp varieties (Cannabis sativa L.) without physoactive properties

11:20 – Ivan Bócsa, “Fleischmann Rudolf” Agricultural Research Institute, Kompolt, Hungary: The past, the present and the future of hemp breeding

11:55 – Andreas Peil, Erika Schumann, H. Flachowsky, U. Kriese, M. El Ghani, M. Riedel, W. E. Weber, Institut für Pflanzenzüchtung und Pflanzenschutz, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Hohenthurm, Germany: Hemp as reintroduced research object of plant breeding

12:15 – Andrea Carboni, Claudia Paoletti, Vita Maria Cristina Moliterni, Paolo Ranalli and Giuseppe Mandolino, Istituto Sperimentale per le Colture Industriali, Bologna, Italy: Molecular markers as genetic tool for hemp characterization

1:45 – Michael Ebskamp, Marcel Toonen, Iris Tinnenbroek and Andries Koops, Plant Research International, Wageningen, The Netherlands: Optimisation of the agrofibre quality in flax and hemp by an innovative biotechnological approach

2:05 – Marcel Toonen, Plant Research International, Wageningen, The Netherlands: Hemp as raw material for novel industrial applications (HARMONIA)
Cultivation and Harvest

2:30 – Vito Mediavilla, Manuel Jonquera, Swiss Federal Research Station for Agroecology and Agriculture (FAL), Zurich, Ingrid Schmid-Slembrouck, Alberto Soldati, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Department of Agriculture and Food Science, Institute of Plant Sciences, Lindau, Switzerland: A decimal code for growth stages of hemp (Cannabis sativa L.)

2:50 – Ildikó Iványi, Zoltán Izsáki, Agricultural University of Debrecen College of Water and Environmental Management, Department of Crop Production, Szarvas, Hungary: Influence of nutrient supplies and plant density on yield of fibre hemp

3:10 – Frank Höppner, Ute Menge-Hartmann, Federal Research Centre for Agriculture, Institute of Crop and Grassland Science, Braunschweig, Germany: Cultivation strategies of hemp for the use of fibres and oil

3:30 – Karen Krüger, Regional Institution for Agriculture of the State of Brandenburg, Cropping and Plant Production Division, Güterfelde, Germany: Several years investigations of hemp cultivation in Brandenburg

4:20 – Ernest Small, Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre, Research Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, Canada and David Marcus, Natural Hemphasis, Toronto, Canada: Hemp germplasm trials in Canada

4:40 – Hannele Sankari, Agricultural Research Centre, Plant Production Research Crops and Soil, Jokioinen, Finland: Stem and fibre yields and fibre properties of selected fibre hemp and linseed genotypes grown in Finland

5:00 – Bengt Svennerstedt, Department of Agricultural Biosystems and Technology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden: Fibre yield and quality of hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) in swedish experimental cultivation

5:20 – Mario Di Candilo, Paolo Ranalli, Giampaolo Grassi, Michele Diozzi, Istituto Sperimentale per le Colture Industriali, Bologna, Italy: Assessment of fibre hemp cultivars in various Italian environments

5:40 – Daike Lohmeyer, nova-Institut, Hürth, Germany: Harvesting techniques for hemp in Western Europe

Friday 15 September 2000, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Helmuth Harig, Faserinstitut Bremen
Fibre Separation Processing, Fibre Conditioning and Product Lines
Fibre Separation Processing and Conditioning

10:00 – Reent Martens, Landwirtschaftskammer Weser Ems, Jörg Müssig, FIBRE, Germany: Quality production of hemp fibre

10:15 – Pierre Poillet, LaRoche SA, Cours La Ville, France: New processing hemp lines

10:30 – Marc Wolpers, Temafa Textilmaschinenfabrik Meissner, Morgner & Co. GmbH, Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany: Preparation and blending of growing natural fibres for the use in technical products

10:45 – Gunda Morgenstern, Andrea Fritsch, VTI Thüringer Verfahrenstechnisches Institut für Umwelt und Energie, Saalfeld, Germany: Technological solution for the use of waste materials from hemp processing

11:00 – Rudolf W. Kessler, Robert Kohler, Gerhard Mayer, Martin Tubach, Institut für Angewandte Forschung (IAF), Reutlingen, Germany: New economical chances for flax and hemp by fibre upgrading

11:30 Vibeke Bohn, Kristina Vad Nielsen, Michael Søgaard Jørgensen, Department of Technology and Social Sciences, Technical University of Denmark, Bodil Pallesen, Department of Plant Production, The Danish Agricultural and Advisory Centre, Anne Belinda Thomsen, Plant Biology and Biochemistry Department, Risø National Laboratory, Denmark: Effects of chemical-physical pretreatment processes on hemp fibres

11:45 – Jens Dreyer, Institut für Angewandte Botanik, Universität Hamburg, Jörg Müssig, Faserinstitut Bremen (FIBRE), Germany: New horizons in natural fibre production: Retting hemp and nettle with enzymes

12:00 – Mario Di Candilo, Paolo Ranalli, Istituto Sperimentale per le Colture Industriali, Bologna, G. Mastromei, M. Polsinelli, Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica – Università di Firenze, Firenze, C. Bozzi & B. Focher, Stazione Sperimentale Cellulosa, Carta e Fibre tessili, Milan, Italy: Optimum conditions for microbiological retting of hemp in tanks

12:15 Gerard Pott, D.J. Hueting and J.H. van Deursen, Ceres B.V., Wageningen, The Netherlands: A commercially attractive method to reduce moisture sensitivity of ligno-cellulose fibres, without the use of chemicals
Technical Applications
Nonwovens and Composites

1:45 – Bodil E. Pallesen, Danish Agricultural Advisory Centre, Department of Plant Production, Aarhus N, Denmark: New invented mats from hemp and flax for i.e. insulation purposes

2:05 – Laurent Arnaud, E.N.T.P.E, Vaulx-en-Velin, France: Mechanical and thermal properties of hemp mortars and wools: Experimental and theoretical approaches

2:25 – Martin Snijder, Agrotechnological Research Institute (ATO-DLO), Department of Agrofibres and Cellulose, Wageningen, The Netherlands: Hemp and flax composite materials for the automotive industry

2:45 – Jürgen Knothe, Thomas Schlößer, DaimlerChrysler AG, Ulm, Germany: Development of natural fibres reinforced plastic-components in the automotive interiors resp. exteriors

3:05 – Günther Fischhaber, Audi AG, Ingolstadt, Germany: The use of self-regenerating raw materials for automotive equipment in terms of ecological orientation

3:25 – Thomas Koerner, Ingenieurbüro Naturfaser Consulting (NFC), Kirchberg, Germany: Production of technical jute (and allied) fibres made out of graded long jute in developing countries for manufacturing car components of the inside paneling
Pulp and Paper

4:35 – Peter Zistl, Naturfaser Technologie Ortrand, Ortrand, Germany: From hemp straw to pulp

4:50 – Dr. Axel Ritter, Natural Pulping AG, Winnenden, Germany: Economic and environmentally-friendly pulp production with the Natural-Pulping-Technology Bioplastics

5:05 – Wolfgang Stadlbauer, Zellform Ges.m.b.H, Prambachkirchen, Austria: Zellform a new biodegradable fibre material based on renewable resources Apparel Textiles

5:35 – Jan Marek, Pavel Gruner, Viktor Antonov, INOTEX, Dvor Králové n.L., Czech Republic: Green processing technologies of green fibre

5:50 – Elke Steffes, Schlafhorst Autocoro GmbH, Mönchengladbach, Germany: Renaissance of bast fibre spinning in Europe with the spinning of hemp fibres on the Autocoro rotor spinning machine

6:05 – Karl Macharowsky, ERPA AG, Munich, Germany: Comfort Linen – Natur vom Feinsten

Saturday 16 September 2000, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Morning session: Robert Gorter, University of California San Francisco/Gero Leson, Leson Environmental Consulting, Berkeley
Afternoon session: Robert Gorter, University of California San Francisco/Kirsten Müller-Vahl, Medical School, Hannover
Seeds and Oil

Proceedings for the four day event will be available from nova Institute online through the conference website.

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