Beema Bamboo is a superior clone produced from Bambusa Balcooa, a bamboo species with greater biomass production. The traditional breeding procedure has been used to create this bamboo clone. A fast-growing, high-yielding "Beema Bamboo" was created by Dr N. Barathi.
Features of Beema Bamboo
- Beema Bamboo has the highest carbon sequestration rate and is the perfect solution for global warming.
- It is a superior clone derived from Bambusa Balcooa, a bamboo species with a better biomass output.
- It is an improved bamboo clone that is thornless and sterile.
- In Beema Bamboo cultivation, rainwater is retained, and the water table is raised.
- In terms of tensile strength, Beema Bamboo is comparable to steel.
- Beema Bamboo is 27% more powerful than red oak.
- It lasts 35-100 years or longer, maybe forever.
Applications of Beema Bamboo
Beema Bamboo is a unique kind of bamboo with a lot of potentials to transform the bio-energy sector. It is utilized as a bio-mass feedstock when produced at an energy plantation.
- Green Electricity from Beema Bamboo
A Beema Bamboo Biomass Power Project on an area of 200 acres and a power plant with a capacity of 1 MW can sustainably supply power for several years.
- Bio-Ethanol from Beema Bamboo
The cellulose of Beema bamboo is 65 percent digestible, and 4 kg of bamboo may be used to make 1 kg of ethanol using the existing cellulosic ethanol technology. As per the current market need, blending ethanol with current fuels can open up an untapped energy market for the bio industries.
- Bio-CNG from Beema Bamboo
All sections of Beema Bamboo can be dissected and produce flammable gas. Beema Bamboo biomass of 8 kilograms would provide 1 kg of CNG gas and 4 kg of dry unprocessed biomass, with lignin being the main component.
Significance of Beema Bamboo
- Beema Bamboo is a cost-effective energy crop and one that can be harvested in a short period.
- Beema Bamboo is beneficial to the environment and creates jobs in rural areas.
- There are no such problems as termites, wetness, and colouring with Beema Bamboo.
- It takes four to five years to reach a height of 40 to 50 feet when completely grown.
- Due to its underground growth, Beema Bamboo binds the soil of the earth.
- Tissue cultivated Beema Bamboo is a strong and superior clone that is similar, homogenous, and pest and disease-free.
- When managed with proper techniques, irrigation practices, and fertilizer demand schedule, Beema Bamboo produces greater biomass.
Beema Bamboo is the most effective 'carbon sink' for reducing CO2 emissions. A fully developed bamboo tree can produce approximately 300 kg of oxygen every year, which is enough for one person for a year.
In the most recent development, the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) in Coimbatore has created an "oxygen park" on its campus using Beema Bamboo.
FAQs on Beema Bamboo
Q1. What is Beema Bamboo?
Ans. Beema Bamboo is a superior clone derived from Bambusa Balcooa, a bamboo species with excellent biomass production.
Q.2 Who developed the Beema Bamboo?
Ans. Dr N. Barathi developed the Beema Bamboo.
Q3. How long does it take for Beema bamboo to grow?
Ans. Beema Bamboo takes four to five years to reach a height of 40 to 50 feet when completely grown.
Q4. What is the life span of Beema Bamboo?
Ans. Beema Bamboo can last 35-100 years or longer, maybe even forever.
Q5. Which university has created an "oxygen park" on its campus using Beema Bamboo?
Ans. The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) in Coimbatore has created an "oxygen park" on its campus using Beema Bamboo.