DTE Materials is a natural fiber materials science technology company, offering patented solutions for repurposing agricultural waste fibers into viable insulating, cellulose aggregate materials for natural fiber concretes. The technology allows builders and manufacturers to directly address their project’s sustainability goals by decarbonizing their building envelopes through use of a high performance carbon negative building material.
DTE provides two core technologies:
A two-step green chemical pretreatment process for repurposing agricultural waste fibers into insulation materials. This process cleans fibers from mold and any contaminants, while also inducing increased porosity within the fiber anatomy for higher thermal performance.
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 agricultural 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 of flower vs dual crop vs fiber varieties. – all made possible through our chemical pretreatment process.
DTE’s technology creates a viable supply chain to decarbonize building envelopes while providing sufficient energy efficiency and comfort. Modern trends and efforts for decarbonizing the built environment are largely tied to using renewable materials, such as Cross Laminated Timber and Glu Laminated Timber -- however, these materials specifically address the decarbonization of structural elements of a building. DTE’s materials are not structural in nature, but fit in tandem with these engineered wood products by providing a carbon neutral building envelope system we are calling StoneFiber.