The bamboo panel industry in Africa still is in its infancy. Products made of alternate lignocellulosic raw materials like bamboo offer not only market potentials but development perspectives for other Sub-Saharan economies. Besides the ecological advantages, a developing rural value-chain will benefit thousands of Ethiopian farmer families. The unique character of this project is a result of a complex structure of researchers, stakeholders, and industry experts. Hence, the actual innovation in this project is the combination of state-of-art technologies. The result is a highly efficient bamboo-based panel with properties which promise to be interesting not only in outdoor decking applications.
Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences
Prof. Dr. Jörg Ressel