By georgitte. bamboo. At Sunday, March 17th 2019, 06:36:49 AM.
hi I m Michelle today I m in Kochi Prefecture it s a beautiful bamboo forest don t you think here in Kochi bamboo forests are overwhelming the natural forests under view it is a problem other prefectures in Japan are facing the same problem because the bamboo industry has gone into decline many bamboo forests were left to grow wild moso bamboo in particular can grow ten meters in one year and block the sunlight it s affecting forest growth and a countermeasure is being urgently salt buttercream you were going to meet today has come up with an idea of making effective use of these bamboos let s go find out we visited the wood processing
Factory in mangaka City Kochi Prefecture hello I m Michelle hello I m my Aida today s Takumi is Adi here omaeda he is an engineer who specializes in wood processing I heard that you make something out of bamboo here yes this is it this is made out of bamboo that s a steering wheel Maya originally made steering wheels out of maple and other types of wood he thought that the same technique could be used to help solve the bamboo problem that local regions were facing however wood and bamboo had very different characteristics and it wasn t an easy task bamboo has high moisture content immediately after it s been cut because mold grows easily controlling
the APC group is recognized as one of the world s leading forestry and plantation managers and has now undertaken to invest more than 50 million u.s. dollars into one of the most remarkable plant species on earth bamboo it s everywhere in Asia Africa and South America and yet has been overlooked despite its extraordinary versatility the aapc group is now set to become the leading player in the global bamboo market with plantation projects on the horizon in Africa Asia South and Central America and the United States the population of our planet is growing and so is the demand for energy our existing resources mostly fossil fuels are finite at already