Lavender cultivation on the Swabian Alb: essential oil and textiles from plant residues

In Provence, the lavender fields are in full bloom again. This blaze of color may soon also be seen in Baden-Württemberg. In a joint research project, the German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF), the University of Hohenheim and the company naturamus are testing suitable lavender varieties and developing energy-efficient methods for producing essential oil from them. There are also ideas for recycling the large quantities of residual materials generated during production: The DITF are researching how they can be used to produce fibers for classic textiles and fiber composites.

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