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Paludiculture products and supply chain

Commercial viability of paludiculture: a comparison of harvesting reeds for biogas production, direct combustion, and thatching.

Wichmann S


Ecol Eng 103:497–505.

Principles of sustainable peatland paludiculture



Sets out to ensure the multiple benefits of peatlands are realised when managing the different forms of paludiculture, and enable society to get the most from this major shift in agricultural peatland use.

Common Reed for Thatching in Northern Germany:Estimating the Market Potential of Reed of Regional Origin

Becker L, Wichmann S, Beckmann V


Reed has a long tradition as locally available thatching material, but nowadays thatch is a globally traded commodity. Germany and other major importing countries such as the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Denmark rely on high import rates to meet the national consumption. This study aimed at providing a detailed picture of the thatching reed market in Northern Germany and at assessing the market potential for reed of regional origin. Resources 2020, 9, 146

Typha as a circular building material

Brinksma H, van der Stelt M J C and Oostra M


The aim of this paper is to describe the outcomes of a development towards a circular and biobased sandwich panel from Typha. Research is used to make an inventory of the possibilities for realizing a circular sandwich roof element with the use of Cattail (Typha) as a construction and insulation material. It is important to determine what the properties are of the new Cattail sheet material and what preconditions are needed to use Cattail in construction. Currently the industry mainly uses harmful binders, such as aldehydes and isocyanates, these chemicals are heavily polluted These binders cannot be regarded as a circular solution and therefore alternatives had to be found. How can a circular sandwich roof element be made from Cattail and which circular adhesives are important? Finally, it is important to determine what the use of Cattails contributes to the reduction of the amount of carbon and nitrogen. It is possible that a renovation concept can be realized with a negative carbon footprint. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Volume 1122, 2022 Emerging Concepts for Sustainable Built Environment Online

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