Bamboologic Blan 2 Christophe Rouanet

Carbon removal via European bamboo fields

  Land stored carbon Toulouse, France

SDGs co-benefits

Status: ONCRA Verified
Validation Number: BBL-L-C005
TRL: 9
First issuance (vintage): 2023

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Description

Bamboo is the fastest growing grass, with very high levels of CO2 sequestration and oxygen production. It rapidly sequesters carbon in biomass and the soil; taking it out of the air faster than almost any other plant. Long-lived bamboo products also store a lot of carbon. Therefore bamboo is an ideal tool to attain the net-zero emissions goals and fit within the European Green Deal.

Bamboo is not only a very efficient plant in terms of CO2 sequestration, it also takes large quantities of nitrate out of the soil, holds water in the soil, prevents erosion and regenerates the soil. Bamboo only has to be planted once for the next 60 to 100 years. After it is pruned or harvested, it grows back very fast, making bamboo one of the fastest renewable raw materials. In every new growth season the bamboo plants become bigger and thus sequestering more CO2.

Bamboologic’s carbon strategy is based on the prescribed bamboo industry guidelines.


About The Remover
Christophe and Philipe are farmers in the commune of Soual, in the south of France. As large-scale farmers based in the Tarn region, they are keen to diversify into new farming models. They are combining their existing crop expertise with bamboo cultivation to improve growing results. They are also convinced of the positive effects for carbon cultivation and are open to our methodology for improving carbon storage.

Bamboologic installs bamboo farms in Europe and sells the raw bamboo or primary processed bamboo as a base material for the production of sustainable & durable alternatives for hardwood, steel, PVC, composite materials & cotton. Europe is the largest export market for bamboo products. There are so many obvious sustainability reasons to provide bamboo from Europe for the European market.

Bamboo is a zero-waste crop and a sustainable alternative for many industrial used raw materials in more than 10.000 different products. Bamboo thrives very well on degraded land and regenerates the soil in good condition. Taken into account that approximately one third of all European farm land is degraded, bamboo can play an important role in the agricultural and green future of Europe.

Since bamboo holds a lot of water in the soil, allows other vegetation to thrive and always having green leaves they are a welcome habitat for a lot of animals and insects.

This bamboo farm is established on the farm run by Christophe Rouanet around Toulouse, France.

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.