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The future of bamboo products | GreenPot

The future of bamboo products

July 17th, 2017

Communities in parts of the world where indigenous bamboo grows have been making use of it in various ways. Bamboo is now contributing over 60 billion USD to the world'd economy, thanks to innovation and value addition. Bamboo products are definitely the future. Below you will see examples of  this. Bamboo electricity One of the greatest reasons for growing bamboo is to substitute the unsustainable firewood and charcoal energy with greener, sustainable bamboo briquettes/ charcoal and pellets. Bamboo pellets can be used to fire up large manufacturing plants and homes that use bamboo  as cooking fuel and heating needs do so more effectively than those using traditional charcoal. Meanwhile, Indonesia is working on meeting their electricity needs using bamboo biomass. Clean Power Indonesia is a company in Indonesia that not only promotes the development of renewable energy but a sustainable economy based on bamboo and communities (Our kind of people). CPI has initiated a pilot project in Bangli, Bali for a bamboo based power plant. The plant will mainly use mainly bamboo waste as biomass feedstock. Supplying electricity to 250,000,000 million people is no mean feat but CPI is up to the challenge and bamboo has certainly proven to be Indonesia is not alone; Belgium, Germany and Sweden are also front runners in converting bamboo into a substitute for fossil fuel.  

CPI's bamboo based bio-mass plant in Bali

Bamboo Roadster While on the subject of transportation, bamboo can do more than just provide manual, makeshift transportation- The Phoenix is the world’s first bamboo roadster. The Phoenix has paved the way for green vehicles: It is a biodegradable car (made of bamboo, rattan, steel and nylon) whose skin is designed to last the average length of time a person keeps the car and provides the option to replace if the owner wants to continue using the car.

source: http://inhabitat.com/kenneth-cobonpue%E2%80%99s-phoenix-biodegradable-bamboo-and-rattan-roadster/

And finally….. Bamboo Village The most wonderful of them hits close to home, an Australian architect has won a design competition whose objective is  create “a holistic children’s eco-village with facilities such as homes, schools, farms and playing fields, and to create a unique design solution for each of these facilities.”

The winning design
source: https://www.australiandesignreview.com/news/winner-competition-design-village/

The competition is by Australia’s One heart Foundation and the eco-village will serve as a home for over 100 orphaned and abandoned children and education facilities for over 500 children. The village will be in Soy, Uasin Gishu County. Currently, in nearby Turbo, One Heart Village hosts a primary school with 180 students, houses 75 orphaned and abandoned children across three family homes, and is sustained by a surrounding 21-acre farm, which provides an income to the homes (https://www.australiandesignreview.com/architecture/clarkehopkinsclarke-village-kenya/).

The Courtyard. Bamboo is the dominant material

Construction will begin in 2018 and they will use locally available materials and primarily bamboo. Bamboo is a no brainer because of it’s durability, attractiveness and the fact that it can easily be used together with other construction materials      

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