By LIN, Ya-Yin 2013/05/15 Life is full of surprises. We never know where we’re going to end up when we take our first step. In 2012, I went to Belgium to attend the 9th World Bamboo Congress (WBC). I had been invited by an architect friend to collaborate with her on the design of a bamboo library for an elementary school. We were looking for information about cutting-edge techniques for the treatment of bamboo as a structural bui
BEIJING, Feb. 26 (UPI) — Chinese scientists report they have decoded the genome for a variety of bamboo in hopes of improving it and using the plant as an alternative to wood. The results of the study of moso bamboo, a giant timber bamboo that can grow to more than 90 feet tall, have been published in the journal Nature Genetics. READ HERE: http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ng.2569.html Jiang Zehui, leader of the researchers responsible for decoding the genome, said the
The World Bamboo Organization is a diverse group consisting of individual people, commercial businesses, non-profit associations, institutions, and allied trade corporations that all share a common interest = BAMBOO. The purpose of the WBO is to improve and promote this common interest, as well as the conditions affecting, and the industry surrounding, this common interest. We are dedicated to promoting the use of bamboo and bamboo products for the sake of the environment and economy.