The triple CO2 effect of bamboo

Save 3x CO2 with bamboo

Bamboo can compensate for about 600 tonnes of CO2 per hectare over a period of 30 years. This comes down to an average of 20 tonnes per year. Due to its fast growth and long lifespan, it is one of the best-performing crops when it comes to CO2 absorption.

But this is just the beginning! As soon as the bamboo industry has been established, the triple effect will become clear! 1 hectare of managed bamboo plantation and subsequent production can reduce up to 1000 tonnes of CO₂.


The total CO2 advantage

Studies carried out by INBAR have shown that 1 hectare of managed bamboo plantation results in the following CO2 reductions.

Effect 1 - CO2 absorption

A direct CO₂ reduction and carbon storage during growth of 600 tonnes over the course of 30 years.

Effect 2 - Carbon storage in sustainable products

The carbon stored in sustainable products over the course of 30 years leads to a CO₂ reduction of 250 tonnes.

Effect 3 - Prevented carbon emissions

The CO₂ emissions prevented by the use of bamboo as a sustainable alternative will lead to a CO2 reduction of 350 tonnes over the course of 30 years.

CO² Compensation

for individuals

Looking to compensate CO2 emissions? Discover our Bamboo Compensation Program. We have opened up a contribution program. With your contribution we will plant Bamboo on degraded land in Southern Europe. 

This programme will give you the opportunity to compensate CO2 via bamboo. After all, bamboo is one of the most successful CO2 absorbing crop. Please fill in the form underneath and we keep you informed about our program.