Engineer Creates First Local Organic Bamboo Kiln 

By Douglas McIntosh | November 29, 2015 Jamaica’s emerging bamboo industry has been further boosted with the creation of the first locally manufactured organic bamboo charcoal kiln. The furnace was designed and developed at a cost of $1.4 million by Jamaican engineer, Gentle Wallace, a member of the bamboo and Indigenous Materials Advisory Committee (BIMAC), in support of the multimillion dollar Peckham bamboo Project, being implemented in North West Clarendon. Funding for the kiln was …

China promises boost to African bamboo expertise 

By Keya Archarya | December 11, 2015 [PARIS] China aims to increase Africa’s expertise in novel bamboo products through a new knowledge exchange network, it was announced at the COP 21 summit. The country plans to team up with African states to start a partnership that would see knowledge about bamboo growth and products, such as bamboo-based biofuels and charcoal briquettes, transferred to other bamboo-growing nations. The partnership, which was launched at an event on 9 December in Paris, …

News VietNamNet

From VietNamNet | December 9, 2015 bamboo bicycle – a superb Vietnamese product VietNamNet Bridge – A Vietnamese automobile engineer Pham Minh Tri has made a bamboo bicycle which is strong, beautiful and environmentally friendly. With a master’s degree from a prestigious school in Germany, Tri decided to return to Vietnam to set himself up in business. He is well known as the maker of the bamboo bicycle which is as good as similar products of the same kind in the world. Tri had to …

Creating a market for their products – The Hindu

… stall featuring the handmade products by cancer survivors such as bamboo products, bags, soaps, decorations and candles. The stall also distributes pamphlets on various types of cancer to visitors at the exhibition. “We started from Kozhikode two years ago and has now completed 40 exhibitions across the State. This has helped the cause of Punarjani a lot, as in many places the visitors at the stall have come forward ready to help in whatever way they could,” Narmatha Nangai, who runs the …

Manipur Women Bamboo and Weaving Products hit market in Delhi 20151202

From e-Pao.net | December 13, 2015  Manipur Women Survivors Exquisite bamboo and Weaving Products hit market in Delhi Control Arms Foundation of India along with Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network organised successfully two exhibitions in Delhi. The first exhibition was held as a part of Women of India Exhibition organised by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India from 12th November to 23rd November at Dilli Haat, INA, New Delhi. After the successful completion of …