BOSS Magazine - Bamboo Fiber for the Future
27th April 2017
BOSS Magazine: Bamboo Fiber for the Future
EcoPlanet Bamboo is changing the world, one fallow field at a time
The Boss Magazine and Boss News Network ran a feature article on EcoPlanet Bamboo's framework and the platform that is required for sustainably grown bamboo to really disrupt global wood and timber markets.
The article also touches on the necessary work required for EcoPlanet Bamboo's model to achieve full scaleability, quoting CEO Troy Wiseman's three step outline for EcoPlanet Bamboo's next phase of growth:
“The first is to take all of our existing bamboo plantation operations in Nicaragua, South Africa, and Ghana through maturity and successfully develop onsite manufacturing entities for carefully selected target end products. This is well underway with our plantations in Nicaragua and South Africa approaching their first harvest.
“The second is a global expansion, particularly with a focus on the textile industry. Our current plantations are not targeting this end product, but we have been working on the technology solutions and the opportunity is significant. We have been considering various options in Southeast Asia for this expansion.
“The third is to take everything we have learned and apply it to a smallholder and outgrower farmer model. This will allow the cost of production of a ton of bamboo fiber to drop significantly, and in turn allow us to really target local markets based off contextual drivers of deforestation: for example, charcoal markets across Sub-Saharan Africa.” -Troy Wiseman, EcoPlanet Bamboo CEO
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