Bamboologic Van den Borne 1

Carbon removal via European bamboo fields

  Land stored carbon    Photosynthesis
Reusel, NL

SDGs co-benefits

Status: ONCRA Certified
Validation Number: BBL-L-003
TRL: 9
First issuance (vintage): 2023

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Description

Bamboo, known for its remarkable growth rate as the fastest growing grass, offers significant advantages. With its exceptional CO2 sequestration and oxygen production capabilities, bamboo stands out as an efficient tool to support net-zero emissions goals and align with the objectives of the European Green Deal and reach net zero .

Aside from its carbon sequestration properties, bamboo offers numerous benefits as a plant resource. It efficiently absorbs nitrate from the soil, enhancing soil quality and fertility. Additionally, bamboo’s ability to retain water in the soil helps prevent erosion and promotes soil regeneration. An advantage of bamboo is its long-term sustainability, requiring only a one-time planting for a lifespan ranging from 60 to 100 years. Moreover, bamboo’s rapid regrowth after pruning or harvesting makes it an exceptionally renewable raw material to use for various application for fossil based materials like; concrete, steel and PVC.

Considering these compelling attributes, incorporating bamboo into business practices can yield substantial advantages. Enterprises can leverage bamboo’s ability to sequester CO2 and its sustainable growth rate to demonstrate a commitment to environmental sustainability. By integrating bamboo into various industries, businesses can tap into its versatile applications while contributing to reducing carbon emissions. The utilization of bamboo as a renewable resource aligns with both ecological and business interests, providing a solid foundation for environmentally conscious enterprises.


About The Remover

The carbon is removed by Jacob van de Borne, with head office in Reusel, The Netherlands.

Van de Borne is one of the biggest farmers of south part of the Netherlands. He has over 600 hectares of farmland in The Netherlands and Belgium, which he used to cultivates mainly with potatoes. With the planting of bamboo, he is making the transition to grow a new crop for future-proof farming.

Website
www.bamboologic.eu

Vendor Information

  • Store Name: Bamboologic
  • Vendor: Bamboologic
  • Address: Sint Hubertusstraat 10
    HAL 2
    6531 LB Nijmegen

Additional Benefits

  • Local grown: short chain & availability of product, avoiding high-footprint overseas transports.
  • New sustainable industry within one of the biggest bamboo markets. 
  • Sustainable alternative for tropical hardwood, PVC, steel, cotton, and composite materials 
  • Regeneration of degraded land and revival of the EU agricultural sector 
  • Bamboo fields are excellent nature-based carbon removers 
  • Low footprint, high impact; contributing to 8 SDG’s

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • SDG2 – Zero hunger
    Harvesting the edible bamboo shoots is an important part of managing the bamboo fields and promoting healthy plant growth. But bamboo shoots are also a common ingredient in many South and East Asian dishes; although a byproduct of bamboo production, they provide the largest revenue stream within the bamboo industry.
  • SDG8 – Decent work and economic growth
    We at BambooLogic believe that bamboo fields and all industry involved in production, processing, and sales have the potential to revitalise the European agriculture sector. We aim to help build a thriving bamboo industry that supports research and development. Focusing on areas that face tough agricultural conditions, such as Portuguese degraded land, we create jobs that can stimulate the region’s economy and encourage young people to return to their communities.
  • SDG9- Industrial infrastructure and innovation
    BambooLogic’s business model is meant to highlight circularity, inclusivity, and innovation. Apart from the more well-known uses of bamboo, such as construction and paper products, bamboo fibres and wood provide excellent alternatives to hardwoods and high-tech composites. BambooLogic partners with universities, research centres, and other innovative companies to create a dynamic research environment for the advancement of bamboo innovation. Collaborating with these groups, BambooLogic is working to unlock bamboo’s true potential, to develop new, relevant, and exciting ways to use this amazing plant.
  • SDG 11- Sustainable cities and communities
    Across many regions in Asia, bamboo is widely recognised as a sustainable material for urban development. From construction posts to sewer pipes, scaffolding, and composite materials, bamboo is used in a variety of ways to make urban communities more sustainable, and aligns perfectly with circular economy principles. Bamboo can also serve as a plant in and around cities, providing benefits such as carbon sequestration and oxygen production that exceed those of traditional crops or trees. Additionally, bamboo is a natural soil conditioner that can help prevent soil erosion.