Bamboo, pillar of the bioeconomy
Bamboo has all the necessary assets to become an essential raw material as a substitute for fossil resources. A bamboo plantation produces every year and without having to replant a high quality biomass. There are nearly 2,000 applications, in many markets.
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Bamboo wood is highly appreciated for its mechanical performance, which is often superior to conventional wood species. Thatch can be used in its raw form, or transformed into glued laminated timber for different types of use (parquet strips, decking, cladding, beams, panels, etc.). Bamboo can also be made into particleboard or fibreboard.
Glued laminated panels can be used in the manufacture of many pieces of furniture or everyday objects.
After extraction of the fibers, these can be used for the manufacture of insulation panels.
Bamboo can be used as reinforcement in reinforced concrete. Reduced to aggregates, it can be used in the formulation of “wood concrete” type concretes.
Bamboo has cellulose contents similar to wood, it is already widely used to make paper pulp, especially in Asia.
Bamboo can be used as a reinforcement in the formulation of different biocomposites, for many applications.
Bamboo shoots, consumed for millennia in Asia, are an extremely healthy food. These are rich in fiber and minerals, and very low in fat.
The sprouts can be dried and then reduced to a flour that is very low in carbohydrates and rich in fiber that can be used in the formulation of many foods (pasta, pastries, etc.).
Bamboo leaves provide quality fodder for ruminants. A bamboo stand can produce fresh fodder all year round, even in winter.
Lignocellulosic biomass is separated into its three main constituents (cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin). These can then be valued on many markets, in particular as a replacement for petrochemical products.
Biocoal is a carbon-rich material derived from the pyrolysis of biomass. Bamboo biochar is particularly rich in mineral elements and can be used notably as an amendment.
Bamboo is a very interesting biomass for energy production given its high productivity and rapid renewal. It has a calorific value similar to wood, and a low ash content compared with other agrofuels.
Bamboo is very rich in organic silica, which contributes in particular to the synthesis of bone collagen and cartilage.
Bamboo is rich in antioxidants (flavonoids, phenolic acids). Regular consumption of bamboo products may reduce the risk of age-related chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, cancer and diabetes.
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