Disruptive Innovation from an exponential plant: bamboo
We at arundoobiomaterials aim to provide future both sustainable and highly applicable materials for a whole bunch of industries. Bamboo is a natural grass with enormous static and dynamic properties – on top it is a wonderful fighter for a decarbonized world and limits climate change. Industrialization of bamboo products seems to be CO2 negative.
Biomaterials are materials gained or copied from natural materials. All natural materials are composite materials composed of different constituents where on part is always a stiff fiber like cellulose or protein structure collagen. Bamboo perfectly uses this toolbox – a strong cellulose fibre and a glue component „lignin“ are enough to build a very symmetric and static pole which bends in the wind and withstand an earthquake.
Bamboo is also the fastest growing plant on earth with a remarkable growth rate of 90cm per day (0.00003 kilometer per hour). Botanics have identified more than 2000 different bamboo plants. One of them lead to Thomas Edisons light bulb filament – a marvellous invention enriching our daily life.
Biomaterials are super materials with structural similarities. Bamboo is quite similar to the human bone. Both constructed as a load bearing composite structure and both are developed for an optimum of lightness and flexibility.