Why Eurpopean bamboo?
- To meet the growing demand for European bamboo;
- To make bamboo available as a raw material in the largest import market, i.e. Europe;
- Good growth results in southern Europe, quality fibres;
- Quality and sustainability control according to European standards;
- No long overseas transport;
- No influence of currency fluctuations, import duties and restrictions;
- Price of European bamboo is competitive with imported bamboo.
- Catalyst in carbon storage to pursue European climate standards;
- Regeneration of degraded European agricultural land;
- Revitalisation of weaker European agricultural regions;
- Elimination of heavy-polluting overseas transport;
- Can be used for water and soil purification and combats erosion;
- Job creation and incubation of new companies around bamboo cultivation and processing.
What could BambooLogic mean for the current market?
In a time where a third of European agricultural land is degraded and climate evolution must be counterbalanced, people are looking for sustainable and profitable alternatives. We cannot ignore bamboo, which is one of the most versatile agricultural crops. BambooLogic has a demand for European bamboo from several market players. There is currently no bamboo cultivation in Europe on an industrial scale. That is where BambooLogic wishes to provide a solution.
Given the growing sustainability in industry and society, we at BambooLogic believe that this is the perfect moment to establish a sustainable bamboo industry in Europe.
“ Bamboo could play a significant role in the local and European economy, as well as in the fight against climate change.”
Bamboo is a zero-waste crop. Every part of the plant can be used and marketed. Its unique properties, versatility, and sustainability, both economically and ecologically, are the reasons why the demand for sustainable bamboo is growing worldwide. Europe is the largest export market for Asian bamboo products. Bamboo is producing good growth results in warmer European regions and is one of the most profitable crops. Given the great demand in Europe, it all adds up.
One of the most versatile agricultural crops
Bamboo is one of the most versatile crops with its unique properties and more than 10,000 product applications. Bamboo thrives on warm, degraded soil or soil that has a certain level of pollution. Bamboo can be cultivated 100% organically.
Every part of the bamboo plant can be used and processed.
- Leaves for the food and beverage industry, pharma and healthcare, and as organic material;
- Shoots for the food industry;
- Fibres for the textile industry, composites and paper industry;
- Wood for furniture, floors, architecture, construction & decoration;
- By-product for biomass.
Cutting the grass…
Bamboo is a type of grass. It grows rapidly and is very sturdy. Bamboo only needs to be planted once and has a lifespan of 80 to 120 years. Replanting bamboo is not necessary. Harvesting is like cutting the grass.
Bamboo needs nothing but water and sun. During the first years of growth, irrigation is essential. In time, the plant develops its own water management system through its extensive root system and retains water in the soil. Due to its root system, the bamboo plant is also a much-used plant to prevent soil erosion.
Alternative for traditional wood
The supply of suitable wood is decreasing because about 30% of wood is illegally produced and about 40% of wood is not certified sustainable. Consumer awareness of the devastating consequences of deforestation, like climate change, increases the demand for an alternative. Bamboo is gaining popularity as a sustainable alternative for tropical hardwood. Bamboo products are popular due to their properties that closely match the qualities of tropical hardwood, such as durability and strength.
And so much more...
The demand for bamboo products is growing worldwide because it is a sustainable alternative for steel, aluminium, PVC, and cotton. In recent years, the global bamboo trade has grown exponentially to around 60 billion. This growth is sustaining. An increasing number of manufacturers are embracing bamboo. Nowadays, there are more than 10,000 product applications for bamboo. Some examples of parties that are committed to bamboo are IKEA, Melitta, Ford, etc.
Read more about the many applications of bamboo.
Investing in a new and sustainable industry
In order to meet the demand for European bamboo, BambooLogic wishes to start by planting a few thousand hectares of bamboo in southern European countries. Establishing such plantations requires a relatively large one-off investment. This expansion will occur in phases and, in time, will yield stable income flows. We are currently developing bamboo fields in southern Portugal.
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