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Troy Wiseman EcoPlanet Bamboo CEO is a serial entrepreneur. Camille Rebelo EcoPlanet Bamboo Co-Founder is a global bamboo & restoration expert. EcoPlanet Bamboo investment in bamboo charcoal since 2012.

September 7, 2017

Over the past few years we have been working on the manufacturing technologies to produce a range of high grade bamboo charcoal and associated specialized products. Now in full production on EcoPlanet Bamboo's Kowie Bamboo Farm in South Africa's Eastern Cape we are thrilled that our products are contributing towards achieving sustainability goals for the growing sector of luxury but environmentally friendly tourism.

In August 2017 we started supply of bamboo charcoal air purification products...

August 1, 2017




EcoPlanet Bamboo's company culture has always been one of giving people a hand up and providing them a platform from which their only limitation is their own attitude and will to succeed. This is one of the core visions of CEO and Co-Founder Troy Wiseman, a serial entrepreneur with an enormous heart for people.

So we at Core Carbon are thrilled that the inspiring story of one of our team members has been featured in an article by Environment SA. Read more on how Stone Nkoweni went from a g...

Over the past 36 months EcoPlanet Core Carbon has been carrying out numerous R&D trials to develop an intricate understanding of charcoal and how our bamboo compares against traditional hardwoods. These trials have a dual purpose and consider the production of two bamboo charcoal products: (1) a high end “precursor” charcoal (charcoal that is used as the raw material / feedstock for a subsequent processing step for the production of high end niche products) and (2) regular lump charcoal, sim...

Bamboo charcoal and bamboo activated carbon have a number of potential benefits as a supplement for human consumption, or as an additive for animal feed. The unique cell structure of bamboo biomass, along with a high fixed carbon content when carbonized under ideal conditions, makes bamboo charcoal an extremely effective absorbent. Although even more effective when activated (in short meaning that the carbonized material has gone through additional processing to remove as much non fixed car...

April 13, 2017

In 2012-2013, when EcoPlanet Core Carbon first started investing in the development of clean technologies for the manufacturing of the bamboo biomass from the Kowie Bamboo Farm in South Africa's Eastern Cape into a range of carbonized products, the concept of "alternative fibers" was still relatively new. However with an increased focus in the reporting and analysis of companies deforestation footprints over the past five years, we've seen an exponential rise from the same companies in secur...

April 5, 2017

Wood for use as fuelwood or for conversion into charcoal is one of sub-Saharan Africa's most significant drivers of deforestation. Firewood and charcoal remain the continent's primary source of energy, and more than 80% of the current consumption of 600 million cubic meters is currently used for cooking. Over the past decade, originally driven by booming carbon markets, there has been a strong focus on the deployment of efficient stoves, which aim to reduce the volume of wood and ch...

March 28, 2017

The calorific value of bamboo biomass is a critical factor in determining the suitability of any particular bamboo feedstock for the production of products targeting their use as a bioenergy source - such as bamboo wood chips, bamboo pellets or bamboo charcoal. Here at EcoPlanet Core Carbon, one of our goals is to produce such bioenergy products as a mechanism to reduce pressure on the worlds remaining existing natural forests as well as provide a secure and renewable alternative product th...

February 25, 2017

Over the past six years EcoPlanet Bamboo has invested heavily in the development of a global framework for bamboo to be industrialized as a deforestation free fiber, being renown only on degraded land and under the strictest frameworks of sustainability. However, development of this innovative feedstock is only one piece of the puzzle - if a manufacturing process is dirty, it doesn't matter how truly renewable the feedstock is, the end product itself cannot be considered so. A significa...

With more than 1,400 species of bamboo found around the world, it's often a misnomer to talk about "bamboo biomass" or "bamboo fiber". The fact is that each and every species has a unique set of properties. These species' specific properties become even more complex to separate out and understand when one considers two additional factors that play a significant role in the determination of the properties of any bamboo biomass or bamboo fiber: - Age  - Growing con...

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