TODAY NICARAGUA – A company dedicated to the cultivation and processing of bamboo plans to increase the number of hectares planted in 2015 from 2,400 to 3,000 and produce bamboo fiber for industrial purposes.
In order to start exporting in 2016, the group EcoPlanet Bamboo aims increase its planted areas to market bamboo fiber in the United States, so that it can be used as raw material in the production of activated charcoal.
Francisco Ferreira, general manager for Central America, told Elnuevodiario.com.ni that “… We are focused on the business of alternative fiber and making bamboo fiber accepted by major industries, our goal is to make Nicaragua a leader in this industrialization . “”
“… Another objective is to provide raw material for the production of activated charcoal for export to the United States which can be sold in markets for water purification on a commercial scale, and to remove mercury from industrial emissions. We also hope to use these residues for bioenergy plantations. A full feasibility study in this direction is in progress. ”