Tropical Leaves
ClearWash Process
Enabling a Fiber Economy

DTE Materials is a materials science company offering patented solutions for repurposing agricultural waste fibers into engineered bioaggregates for the construction, textile, composites, and plastics industries. Many CBD and Cannabis growers are left with few options in dealing with their discarded stalks after each harvest. Our ClearWash process unlocks previously untapped CBD hurd and fiber supplies by removing residual oils, cannabinoids, mold (field retting), while creating a clean surface for bonding in hempcrete and batt products. DTE is the only company capable of processing CBD and cannabis stalks into high-value aggregates and materials.

DTE provides two core technologies:

A single-stage reactor treatment process for repurposing agricultural waste fibers into engineered materials. This process cleans fibers from mold and any contaminants, while also inducing increased porosity within the fiber anatomy for higher thermal performance. ClearWash is a carbon negative process that utilizes special enzymes so we never have to use heat or harmful solvents.

A carbon negative, fireproof, insulating natural fiber concrete material with the highest thermal performance in its class. Our materials are the most insulating natural fiber concretes, but also very tough and durable due to our unique surface chemistries. DTE’s technology makes it feasible to utilize waste fibers within the construction industry by creating a versatile supply chain. Our supply chain covers wood waste, bast fibers and leaf fibers which allows DTE market entrance to virtually any regional market. DTE however has placed a strong emphasis on the repurposing of CBD hemp waste, due to its highly renewable and already inherit porous nature. Hemp is an emerging supply chain domestically, and DTE is strategically well positioned to utilize this large carbon sink material. DTE is the only company that can standardize cellulosic aggregates from hemp, regardless of the stalk genetics - CBD vs dual crop vs fiber varieties – all made possible through our ClearWash process.

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