Bamboo : Analyzing the potential of bamboo feedstock for the biobased economy

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Bamboos are a large group of rapidly growing woody grasses, that can be sustainably managed in short-cycled harvesting schemes in many parts of the world. Bamboo stands can be managed by individual producers and its production does not require large investments. This makes bamboo an ideal crop for rural development, especially in developing countries. Bamboo plants are among the most versatile and widely utilized plants, with applications varying from edible shoots to soil protection and construction. Bamboo technical properties are also favorable for biobased applications, such as paper, bio-chemicals and bio-energy.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherNL Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • bamboos
  • bambusa
  • applications
  • biobased economy
  • biobased materials
  • biobased chemicals
  • fibre plants

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