Deep into a Bamboo Forest

Sustainability

is in our nature

At Bamboo Bioproducts, sustainability and responsibility are integral to our practices. 

Sustainability practices

We will farm bamboo from our sustainably managed forests for the resource-efficient production of our pulp. We will produce significant amounts of renewable energy and other biofuel from our residual biomass, which can replace fossil-based raw materials as well.

Bioenergy and bioproducts

We are committed to utilising our bamboo raw material as efficiently and diversely as possible. Bamboo is a type of biomass material that has great potential as a bio-energy resource.

 

Prior to processing our bamboo, we will use residual twigs and branches to support a Jamaican cottage industry that produces straws and stirrers. Furthermore, the side-streams of the pulp production process open up a wide variety of opportunities for the extraction, refining and development of new and exciting bioproducts from residual biomass including sludge for cementation and road infill.

Throughout our whole business, we are continually striving for increasing efficiency in terms of the environment, and in terms of resources, raw materials, water and energy. Currently, we are looking toward the future onsite production of biofuel pellets and particleboard from residual bamboo waste. 

The Recovery Boiler selected for the BBP mill not only recovers chemicals and generates power efficiently, but also does this in a safe, reliable and environmentally sound process. The Recovery Boiler is the essential part of the Kraft process of pulping where chemicals for white liquor are recovered, reformed and recycled from black liquor.  Black liquor contains primarily lignin from the previously processed bamboo. The black liquor is burned, generating heat, which is turned into steam and used to make electricity, much as in a conventional steam power plant.  The power generated by the mill is more than the mill consumes. It, therefore, has a small surplus of electricity which BBP intends to use for the benefit of the host community - and to power the electric trucks used to move materials and finished products.

Education and training

The lack of education and training necessary for earning a sufficient income is a key challenge in many local communities. At BBP, we are committed to providing various programmes, vocational trainings and scholarships to help improve this. 

Local economy

Find out how we plan to address local economic concerns, including lack of job opportunities and farming contracts. 

Social infrastructure

Aiding the health and infrastructure of local communities is integral to our practices. Find out how we plan to address local concerns, including pollution, damaged roads and housing.

Social outreach needs

At BBP, we are committed to the welfare of local vulnerable groups, including children, elderly, poor and disabled people. Find out more on our plans for social outreach needs.

Product Life Cycle

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Step 1

Cut wild bamboo for feedstock

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Feedstock

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Step 2

Plant bamboo in two methods: young poles laid flat in a furrow and sowing bamboo stakes in bags to plant

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Plant

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Step 3

High yield bamboo farm

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Bamboo Farm

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Step 4

Harvest and chip bamboo

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Harvest

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Step 5

Convert bamboo chips into bamboo pulp at BBP mill

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Convert

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Step 6

Air dry baled and rolled fluff pulp

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Finished Pulp

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Step 7

Export pulp to N & S. America & Europe

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Export

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Converted end product ready to be purchased

Step 9

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End product

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Step 8

Consumer tissue and personal hygiene producers convert bamboo pulp at their facilities

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Convert pulp

 

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