The most versatile plant on the planet
Bamboo is one of the most versatile plants, with countless applications. On the one hand, bamboo has greater tensile strength than steel, and on the other hand, it can be used to manufacture ultra-soft clothing, food, and care products. Many sectors have already embraced bamboo which has resulted in an increasing demand for practically all bamboo products. The increasing demand in combination with the relatively low cultivation costs during the lifetime of the plant makes bamboo one of the most profitable crops.
Bamboo shoots are still one of the largest segments in the bamboo trade today and can be grown well in Europe.
The bamboo leaves contain high concentrations of Silica, highly sought after in the pharma and health care industry.
Bamboo canes are being used more and more in architecture and construction. The thinner canes to twigs can be used for bamboo mats, toothpicks and straws, and design applications.
Beams and boards composed of bamboo are also rapidly gaining popularity.
There is a rapidly growing demand for bamboo fibres for construction applications, textiles and composite materials. Composite based on bamboo is an extremely strong and light material that is already used in automobile, train and aircraft construction and has many applications in engineering and design.
Bamboo can also serve as an energy supplier in the form of charcoal, energy pellets or as biomass.