Bamboo grows very fast and agriculturally establishes rapidly. Bamboo grows well in natural forests and in managed stands or plantations. A mix of the two is particularly common in the bamboo forest landscapes of southern China and north-eastern India. Bambology will reforest large amounts of land in Nicaragua which were deforested in order to create room for large cattle farms. But we won’t stop in Nicaragua! We’re indeed planning to start plantations and production plants in more Latin-American countries.
But that’s not all!
Bamboo is well known to absorb huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the environment and create oxygen (35% more than wood forests). By growing bamboo, Bambology is helping to avoid greenhouse effects.
Bamboo’s carbon sequestration properties have been studied in different countries where it naturally grows, such as Mexico (Castañeda, 2006) and China (Song, 2011). Guadua Angustafolia –the species Bambology grows- has been severely studied by an environmental engineering student, Ricardo Rojas Quiroga, at the Universidad Nuestra Señora de La Paz.
Rojas concluded that, in addition to forming part of one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world, each hectare of the bamboo forest of Carrasco National Park stores levels of carbon comparable to some large tree species such as Chinese fir and oak. This finding is consistent with that of many previous studies, a review of which can be found in this 2010 report by INBAR.
Bambology is committed to leave the smallest ecological footprint possible. To reach this goal we intend to work with energy from sustainable resources using bamboo.
For this reason, Bambology will only utilize land which has been used for other purposes. We will not use virgin forest in order to establish bamboo plantations.
Bambology helps to preserve natural resources.