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Kawayan Collective

Kawayan Collective: Transforming Bamboo into Homes for Every Filipino

ThinkBamboo podcast with the Kawayan Collective: Transforming Bamboo into Homes for Every Filipino in the Philippines. Amy shares the Kawayan Collective’s journey from a sole proprietorship to a thriving cooperative, their innovative construction techniques, and the support they’ve received from Base Bahay, a non-profit funded by the Hilti Foundation.

ThinkBamboo Podcast Ep.41 with Anand and Diederik, the co-organizers of the first Dutch Bamboo Symposium in Rotterdam "Bouw met Bamboe"

Dutch Bamboo Event: ‘Bouw met Bamboe’ Workshops, and Networking

ThinkBamboo Podcast Ep.40 with Anand and Diederik, of the Dutch Bamboo event “Bouw met Bamboe” in Rotterdam. Gain insights into their collaborative efforts and the vibrant Dutch Bamboo Community they are building, spanning the entire supply chain—from plantation to construction. Explore contributions from experts in cultivating bamboo in Europe, manufacturing engineered bamboo, designing with natural and engineered bamboo, engineering calculations, and construction.

Dr. Bamboo’s Thriving Vision: Catalyzing Uganda with a Vibrant Ecosystem

Dr. Bamboo’s Thriving Vision: Catalyzing Uganda with a Vibrant Ecosystem

Ep.39 Dr. Koojo Charles Amori from Kontiki Bamboo in Uganda, a company dedicated to the full spectrum of bamboo product manufacturing. Explore the fascinating world of bamboo as Charles discusses products from toothpicks and skewers to blinds and biochar. Learn how Kontiki Bamboo integrates sustainability and circular economy principles across their operations.

ThinkBamboo COBRATEX

Beyond Carbon Fiber: Pioneering High-Tech Bamboo Fiber Composites

Ep.38 Edouard Sherwood from CobraTex, a startup revolutionizing bamboo in composite materials. Expand your knowledge of bamboo fiber composites, specifically Bamboo Continuous Strip Fiber Composites. From sports equipment to airplane components, uncover the diverse range of products revolutionizing industry standards. Gain valuable insights from CobraTex, from intellectual property rights to collaborative ventures with leading industrial giants.

Transforming Communities: The Revolutionary Impact of KuNa Bamboo Homes

Ep.37 Nicholas Kaspareck, co-founder and CEO of Casa Congo, to discuss their mission to empower local communities through sustainable kuna bamboo housing. Innovative bamboo adobe panel system, development of local bamboo supply chains, funding strategies for sustainable development projects, plans to expand.

ThinkBamboo PODCAST Bamboo international Alex Choi

Bamboo International Transforming Scaffolding Waste Into New Versatile Boards

Ep.36 Vision for a financially sustainable bamboo industry, collaboration and circular production methods. Alex discusses innovations in upcycling bamboo waste, including fire-resistant boards and structural engineered bamboo beams. Alex envisions bamboo as a key construction material and aims to scale up production while expanding its applications. Bamboo International will return with a booth at this year’s European Bamboo Expo.

Think Bamboo Podcast Chris Wiesbeck

Four Years in the Making: How Chris Brought Bamboo to a Skate Park in Germany

Ep.35 Chris Wiesbeck, a passionate bamboo builder from Bavaria. They discuss his project using bamboo for skate park sunshades and his experience at the European Bamboo Expo. Chris emphasizes the need for more community-driven projects and stronger bamboo construction guidelines in Europe. He also mentions his work in Abu Dhabi and bamboo’s potential in different climates.