Why bamboo? The endemic plant that is an inherent part of the Indonesian landscape is known for it’s numerous benefits. CPI promotes the development of not just renewable energy, but a sustainable economy based on bamboo and communities.
A professionally managed bamboo forest in Indonesia can become a source of income to communities surrounding the forest. The industries that can be developed based on bamboo forests are ample: eco-tourism, bamboo processing industry, forest carbon sequestration, national training center on bamboo-based development and bioenergy production such as: torrefied bamboo for coal substitute, methanol for gasoline substitute and bio-methane for natural gas substitute. The technology to convert bamboo into various substitutes for fossil fuel is already proven and has been developed by renowned companies as commercial projects.
In addition, the agility and availability of bamboo makes it a sensible tool to address the problem of stunting economic growth in many small island communities and remote villages due to limited access to power.