About the company

Type
Startup or self-employed

Members type
innovator

Headquarters
Technopôle Environnement Arbois Méditerranée. Avenue Louis Philibert

Company size
3

Founders
Bernard Benayoun

Founded
2018

SDG's

  • Clean water and sanitation

  • Sustainable cities and communities


Social

Documents

Presentation Bamboo For Life English version 1

Presentation Bamboo For Life English version 2

Presentation Association OPEN English

Website
bambooforlife.fr

Alliance member

BAMBOO FOR LIFE


We are creating eco-wastewater treatment plant using bamboo.

Our patent is called bambou-Assainissement ® and it's creating new possibilties into the smart city : satellization of wastewater treatment plants inside cities Make buildings self-sustaining from the point of view of sewage treatment Green cities Refresh cities Sequestrate Carbon. Our patented technology create 4 benefits : the wastewater treatment plant is completely vegetal and doesn't generate sewage sludge we are creating biomass in a high quantity (up to 100 tons/ha/year) we are able to sequestrate carbon : up to 60 tons/ha/year Our technology refresh the air up to -20°C

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BAMBOO FOR LIFE

Offer BAMBOO FOR LIFE

Description
We are using Bamboos to treat wastewater, sequestrate carbon, refresh the air and produce biomass. We own a patent.

Bamboo for Life brings innovative and environmental solutions in 4 domains: - Wastewater treatment using Bambou-Assainissement® patent: zero sewage sludge and zero waste into nature, it's unique in the world. - Pollution reduction: up to 60 tons of CO2 / ha / year sequestered - Bioclimatic cooling in an open environment: the air is cooled down to -20 ° C - Bamboo biomass valorization: up to 100 tons of biomass / ha / year. The aim is to find an alternative to fossil fuels and to exploit biomass in multiple sectors of activity (construction, plastics, biogas, biofuels, pellets ...) Bamboo For Life operates the Bambou-Assainissement® patent validated by the Water Agency and the Ministry of the Environment. The ambition of Bamboo For Life is to revolutionize the use of wastewater treatment systems by allowing all populations regardless of their conditions (birth, life, PCS, income, habitat, continent ...) to have access to drinking water and sanitation. It is a question of transforming the current constraint of the reprocessing of wastewater (generation of treatment sludge) into a formidable opportunity (creation of bamboo biomass, result of the treatment) with a very strong profitability and a positive action for the planet. Initiated by Unesco and the UN, access to water and sanitation have become fundamental rights. The European Parliament has also guaranteed this access to drinking water. Bamboo For Life wants to be a player in this awareness and is committed to implementing this sanitation at a lower cost. It's time to act. The service bouquet includes: 1) A wastewater treatment plant Water is today a rare and precious commodity. It must be preserved. We work for environmentally friendly wastewater management that reduces diseases related to poor hygiene. We are creating wastewater treatment plants that are real lungs within cities that allow biodiversity to grow. We reduce urbanization of cities by placing bamboo plantations in and around cities, creating islands of greenery. It's about redesigning the city of tomorrow. 2) A carbon sequestration plant The air is polluted and CO2 causes respiratory diseases and deaths. We propose to capture carbon in very large quantities by implanting bamboo plantations, real CO2 sequestration stations. 3) A bioclimatic cooling plant in an open environment The increase in temperature is a major international concern. Our plants offer a very important decrease of the temperature and an increase of the humidity of the air in the places where they are established. We propose not to create gigantic stations but instead to subdivide the stations at the level of neighborhoods and districts in order to crisscross the cities by refreshed areas and thus create a refreshed atmosphere. This principle also works in peri-urban areas and allows to vegetate the desert areas. 4) A biomass production and valorization plant Fossil energies are increasingly difficult to extract from soils. Their rarefaction is attested and their disappearance programmed. We propose a viable alternative to the use of fossil fuels by exploiting the result of the production of the depollution: the bamboo. This biomass has exceptional qualities that gives it the ability to be a fuel with a very high heat capacity (it is placed just under the coal). It can be used in multiple sectors of activity: clothing, plastics, building, thermal power plants, biofuel, forestry ... Bamboo biomass can reduce oil consumption for desalination of seawater, electricity production, furniture manufacturing, etc. Finally, activated bamboo charcoal can be produced to detoxify pollutants. These four stations are in fact only one but playing these four roles! The vocation of Bamboo for Life is to deploy its solution on the whole planet. In fact, the various businesses developed by the company make it possible to have an establishment regardless of the geographical position. Each project is made locally: labor and materials are local. Finally, the technology easily adapts to local resources and constraints. There is a very strong duplicability. Philosophy of associates The founders of Bamboo for Life are all very strongly convinced that it is possible to change the way companies in the environmental sector look at the fact that they can enrich themselves while contributing to the well-being of citizens. The technology of Bamboo For Life is at the service of the collective while finding an economic balance. Local and regional authorities have realized that it is time to act. The founders want to give a social and societal dimension to their actions and create OPEN whose mission is to help the regions (in developing countries zone) that have difficulties to access water. The international context is very favorable to the emergence of solutions advocated by Bamboo for Life: awakening governments, organization of world events such as COP 21,22,23,24, warning associations of nature ... This context is related to current issues: increased drought and temperatures, pollution and diseases related to unsanitary water in hot and undeveloped countries. The founders of Bamboo for Life want to be part of an intelligent approach to overcome these problems and achieve a performance at the same time economic, social and environmental. The process requires a projection into the practices of the future and a desire to overturn the established codes. The innovation clusters offered by the competitors in the four business areas are incorporated into a one-stop shop by the company, giving it a head start and being competitive. Bamboo For Life is a forerunner with a new urban vision that allows to see the city differently: instead of disfiguring landscapes by treatment plants, the company is determined to develop the space by creating green islands in both urban and peri-urban areas: the conventional sanitation plant is replaced by a green and natural area, a real landscaping, odorless, incredibly efficient and providing a lung of oxygen to resilient cities. Our vision of the city of tomorrow: a resilient city that acclimates All of Bamboo For Life's business is geared to meeting the challenges of climate change in both developed and developing countries. We want to participate in the necessary reconfiguration of cities to face the coming decades by taking into account the heat, pollution, drought and the scarcity of fossil fuels. Our approach is a projection into the practices of the future to implement urgently. We bring: At the water level: - A response to new human rights: access to water and sanitation (UNICEF, UN and Europe) - Ecological sanitation without sewage sludge At the level of the air: - Improved air quality and reduced pollution through carbon sequestration - A decrease in respiratory diseases At the climate level: - refreshment in an open environment - A creation of cool islands in the city center and a biodiversity in the periphery At the level of biomass: - A significant amount of biomass, source of renewable, affordable and abundant combustible - A variety of possible uses of biomass: construction, plastics, textile, biofuel, pellets ... We are able today to: - Treat wastewater in a vegetal and biological way by guaranteeing a purifying effectiveness validated by the Water Agency - Green cities by parceling stations. This greenbelt brings biodiversity to the city. We can also vegetate desert areas. - Sequester carbon in large quantities - Cooling the climate, a side effect of greening. It is a measure of adaptation to climate change - Create low-cost, exploitable biomass in many industries through its extraordinary capabilities. This biomass will reduce oil consumption for desalination of seawater. Finally, activated bamboo charcoal can be produced to decontaminate the soil. Our vision of the city of the future is simple: turn a problem (wastewater) into resources by implementing a biomimetic effect: copying nature in what it has most efficient. Areas planted with bamboo are orbited in and around the city This implantation of islets of bamboos meets 4 goals: - localized treatment of wastewater, - carbon sequestration as close as possible to emission sources, - a refresh of buildings and factories, - creation of green spaces, source of biodiversity. This new vision of wastewater treatment plants combines the benefits and improves the quality of life. Several functions are implemented: biological treatment of wastewater, aesthetic appearance, freshness creation, carbon reduction and exploitation of the treatment result: a biomass that can be used in many sectors thanks to its exceptional characteristics (long fiber more resistant than iron and steel, very high LCV -Lower Caloric Value- and very strong combustibility ...). We wish to complete the Positive Energy Building system by placing on the roofs of buildings wastewater treatment plants in order to make the building self-sufficient from the point of view of sanitation. A double circuit is created: - One for the management of drinking water on arrival to the building - The other for the discharge of wastewater to the roof with lifting pumps for treatment via Bambou-Assainissement ®. This wastewater is treated by the plant and once sanitized is used to feed toilet flushes. Thus, water is reused which is part of the world will to reduce water expenditure. Result: the building is autonomous in terms of sanitation, it is greening and fits nicely in the landscape. It is protected from heat with bamboo on the roof and in the balconies and sequester carbon. It creates biomass and is part of the new biodiversity expected by cities. This solution works for domestic buildings but also for industrial buildings (for example the firm Pocheco has implemented it). This solution makes sense and echoes: - the awakening of governments (COP 21,22,23,24 ...) - the action of nature conservation associations - the increase in drought, temperatures, pollution and endemic diseases linked to unsanitary waters in hot and undeveloped countries. This bouquet of environmental well-being shapes the city of tomorrow that must be put to work by enabling direct attenuation of climate change. This requires a paradigm shift: from the polluter-payer to the polluter-actor. Instead of clearing customs with a right to pollute paid, the polluter operates 4 effects, with the same euro spent: water depollution, carbon sequestration, bioclimatic cooling and creation of biomass. Technological process Wastewater is brought into treatment areas in which bacteria develop in symbiosis with the root system of bamboos (rhizosphere). These bacteria degrade pollution to make it absorbable by bamboo. Throughout their growth, bamboos collect degraded elements and store them in the biomass they produce. Bamboos sequester CO2 with very high sequestration rates, up to 60 tons of CO2 per year per hectare. In addition, bamboo planting reduces temperatures in areas where it is located up to - 20 degrees Celsius. This technology makes it possible to generate no rejection in nature and there is no creation of sewage sludge. Competitive advantages of technology Bamboo-assainissement® meets the climatic challenges par excellence: - It’s a very energy-saving technology that preserves fossil fuels. - It’s very respectful of the natural environment. It’s the only technology in the world that does not generate sewage sludge at the end of treatment. Conventional plants inevitably generate sewage sludge at the end of the treatment process that is either buried or burned. Bamboo-assainissement® technology generates zero sewage sludge. It does not pollute the environment. - It does not use any chemicals, the whole process respects nature and is natural. - By playing its role as a wastewater purifier, bamboo will grow and become a recoverable resource (biomass) with multiple yields. - It redraws the landscape because we see a bamboo plantation and not a concrete treatment plant - At the architectural level, the resort is a bamboo plantation that fits nicely with the landscape and not an industrial and concrete complex. It’s greening the city of the future. - At the air level, it purifies the atmosphere by capturing CO2 in a very important way. It's a real carbon trap: up to 60 tons of CO2 per hectare per year. -In relation to the temperatures, it refreshes the area in which bamboo are planted very importantly: a drop to -20 ° Celsius. - At the level of the result of the depollution, there is no sludge but in contrast bamboos, source of a very important biomass generating income: up to 100 tons of biomass per hectare and per year. - This biomimetic effect causes a bouquet of well-being for the population. - There is a strong replicability, in developed countries and in developing countries. Ultimately this unique technology transforms a constraint (wastewater treatment) into four positive externalities for the environment: wastewater treatment without sewage sludge production, open bioclimatic cooling, carbon sequestration, biomass production and valorization. Societal dimension Through Bamboo For Life: we want to set up partnerships: - Internship in relation with the educational system to raise awareness on the environmental and innovative dimension of the profession of farmer-skimmer by training the farmers of tomorrow. - close cooperation with all stakeholders in the biomass valorization sector (for example with thermal power stations, producers of composite materials, activated charcoal producers, etc.), with companies that buy carbon credit and want to engage in a "polluter actor" approach through local carbon sequestration. Through OPEN: Socially Responsible Investment is one of our priorities. In order to broaden the use of this technology to the non-market sphere, we have created the association OPEN (Organization for Water and Nature- Organisation Pour l’Eau et la Nature) with the aim of allowing access to sanitary water in developing countries. OPEN offers its services to low-income groups (farmers in developed countries, Africa and Asia) and finds its financing thanks to the Oudin-Santini law. Local and regional authorities have the right to use up to 1% of their budget in development programs in developing countries through actions outside territorial communities. OPEN locates communities that need wastewater treatment, implements the solution and manages grant applications. Our goal is clearly displayed: for each wastewater treatment plant sold or operated in the developed nations by Bamboo For Life, a plant is installed in developing country by OPEN. Main achievements to date More than 50 plants are already using our wastewater treatment by bambou-assainissement®: - Public sites such as Territorial Communities, universities, hospitals… - Private sites such as farmers, industrial and food industry In France, South America, Africa, Asia, Indian Ocean

Available in
Réunion, Mauritius, Mexico, Malaysia, Philippines, France,

Categories of application
Clean water and sanitation

Sector of application
Water treatment

Status
Implemented


BAMBOO FOR LIFE

Offer BAMBOO FOR LIFE

Description
a resilient city that acclimates with bamboos : wastewater, carbon , cooling, green spaces

All of Bamboo For Life's business is geared to meeting the challenges of climate change in both developed and developing countries. We want to participate in the necessary reconfiguration of cities to face the coming decades by taking into account the heat, pollution, drought and the scarcity of fossil fuels. Our approach is a projection into the practices of the future to implement urgently. We bring: At the water level: - A response to new human rights: access to water and sanitation (UNICEF, UN and Europe) - Ecological sanitation without sewage sludge At the level of the air: - Improved air quality and reduced pollution through carbon sequestration - A decrease in respiratory diseases At the climate level: - refreshment in an open environment - A creation of cool islands in the city center and a biodiversity in the periphery At the level of biomass: - A significant amount of biomass, source of renewable, affordable and abundant combustible - A variety of possible uses of biomass: construction, plastics, textile, biofuel, pellets ... We are able today to: - Treat wastewater in a vegetal and biological way by guaranteeing a purifying effectiveness validated by the Water Agency - Green cities by parceling stations. This greenbelt brings biodiversity to the city. We can also vegetate desert areas. - Sequester carbon in large quantities - Cooling the climate, a side effect of greening. It is a measure of adaptation to climate change - Create low-cost, exploitable biomass in many industries through its extraordinary capabilities. This biomass will reduce oil consumption for desalination of seawater. Finally, activated bamboo charcoal can be produced to decontaminate the soil. Our vision of the city of the future is simple: turn a problem (wastewater) into resources by implementing a biomimetic effect: copying nature in what it has most efficient. Areas planted with bamboo are orbited in and around the city This implantation of islets of bamboos meets 4 goals: - localized treatment of wastewater, - carbon sequestration as close as possible to emission sources, - a refresh of buildings and factories, - creation of green spaces, source of biodiversity. This new vision of wastewater treatment plants combines the benefits and improves the quality of life. Several functions are implemented: biological treatment of wastewater, aesthetic appearance, freshness creation, carbon reduction and exploitation of the treatment result: a biomass that can be used in many sectors thanks to its exceptional characteristics (long fiber more resistant than iron and steel, very high LCV -Lower Caloric Value- and very strong combustibility ...). We wish to complete the Positive Energy Building system by placing on the roofs of buildings wastewater treatment plants in order to make the building self-sufficient from the point of view of sanitation. A double circuit is created: - One for the management of drinking water on arrival to the building - The other for the discharge of wastewater to the roof with lifting pumps for treatment via Bambou-Assainissement ®. This wastewater is treated by the plant and once sanitized is used to feed toilet flushes. Thus, water is reused which is part of the world will to reduce water expenditure. Result: the building is autonomous in terms of sanitation, it is greening and fits nicely in the landscape. It is protected from heat with bamboo on the roof and in the balconies and sequester carbon. It creates biomass and is part of the new biodiversity expected by cities. This solution works for domestic buildings but also for industrial buildings (for example the firm Pocheco has implemented it). This solution makes sense and echoes: - the awakening of governments (COP 21,22,23,24 ...) - the action of nature conservation associations - the increase in drought, temperatures, pollution and endemic diseases linked to unsanitary waters in hot and undeveloped countries. This bouquet of environmental well-being shapes the city of tomorrow that must be put to work by enabling direct attenuation of climate change. This requires a paradigm shift: from the polluter-payer to the polluter-actor. Instead of clearing customs with a right to pollute paid, the polluter operates 4 effects, with the same euro spent: water depollution, carbon sequestration, bioclimatic cooling and creation of biomass.

Categories of application
Sustainable cities and communities

Sector of application
Building and shelters

Status
Tested implementation