We have identified the vast
potential for the use of bamboo in a number of processing
and manufacturing applications and in particular its
sustainability and potential for restoring the health
of the planet. As the project has developed, it has become
apparent that the marriage of bamboo biomass with the
latest developments in torrefaction technologies for
the creation of a clean burning equivalent to ordinary
coal, as well as other biomass-to-energy conversion technologies,
can provide the greatest sustainable economic opportunity.
We are convinced that the transition from a high-carbon
to a low -carbon economy will be the most significant process
in modern economic history - matching the Industrial Revolution
in scale and the Technological Revolution in pace. Climate
change dictates the need to improve the environmental footprint
of fossil-fuelled industries and of coal-fired power plants.
The result is a huge demand for raw biomass material as
a sustainable energy resource for both developing and developed
economies in a “carbon light” manner – sustainability
and renewability of the resource are key factors – so
is abundance. Bamboo is the fastest growing, sustainable
After torrefaction, bamboo pellets have
an energy content on a par with the best quality coals,
exceeding by an order of magnitude other biomass crops,
while at the same time being totally carbon neutral and
non-competitive with crops (such as corn) used for food
In essence, the large scale growing of bamboo
for the production of such biomass-to-energy products as
clean-coal pellets, bio-ethanol, bio-diesel, bio-oil solve
several key issues in one very simple and elegant way – reducing
carbon emissions, providing a clean energy source alternative
to fossil fuels, and not competing with food production.
is torrefied bamboo?
|• A 100% renewable biomass fuel that
is an alternative to fossil coal.
A CO2 neutral/negative sustainable biomass fuel.
Has all the energy of fossil coal, but is less than the
total cost of fossil coal.
It is an environmentally friendly upgrade to fossil coal.
It is a pollution-free replacement fuel that is smokeless
and odourless, and can be used immediately at any coal-burning
power plant worldwide without any retrofitting, down time,
loss of productivity, or service to customers to reduce
CO2 and all GHG emissions.
• The most cost-effective solution for coal-burning
power plants to meet the mandatory emissions reductions
set by their governments.
Tests done on torrefied bamboo from
our concessions in
show that the calorific
value was 26.795 MJ/kg.
the product will optimise
the volumetric calorific
It is also hydrophobic, and so
easily transported and stored.