Capturing CO2

COis a greenhouse gas (GHG) and significant contributor to global climate change.  Recent research and growth modeling by the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) has shown that managed bamboo can be an effective carbon sink, and performs better than Chinese Fir and Eucalyptus growing under similar conditions.

Managing bamboo involves the annual, sustainable and selective harvesting of stems which are turned into products which can hold carbon for many years. The increasing popularity of durable bamboo products ensures that, for the foreseeable future, productive bamboo systems can be considered a carbon sink.

Carbon Negative

Resource Fiber plans to be a Carbon Positive company. Carbon Positive is the state at which an entity is removing/absorbing more Greenhouse Gas than it is emitting. 

Over a 15-year period, it’s estimated that Resource Fiber’s bamboo farms will remove an amount of COfrom the atmosphere equal to removing approximately 145,000 cars from the road. 

Made in Alabama

Resource Fiber is planning for direct and contract planting of several species of bamboo in the Black Belt region of Alabama.  The bamboo will be used to manufacture Resource Fiber building products and other durable goods as well as biomass for bio-composite products.  The bamboo will sequester significant amounts of carbon in the soil and standing biomass.

Resource Fiber will offer some of the most carbon-friendly building products consumed and made in the U.S.  This is due, in part, because Resource Fiber will ship its products significantly shorter distances to U.S. markets when compared to products sourced in China and other countries. 

For more information on capturing carbon with bamboo, click here.