Here is a youtube video of our treatment machine in process.
We had been “underground” in Harsar trying to finish the work at for CareNepal. Here is the first installation of our truss. This is just a training for bamboo connection to the local craftsmen. The real thing is yet to come!! The current unrest has put a hold in the progress, lets pray that the [...]
Here is a full article on our treatment process.
Here is a picture of our low cost, high efficient bamboo treatment plant. Our focus has been, apart from using bamboo as a modern building material, to teach local people, especially women and marginalized people, about our technology so that they can use it themselves. Our patent pending, revolutionary small treatment plant has successfully [...]
These traditional bamboo beams have overcome the test of time. They have been there for ever. In the traditional houses, people still use wood or dried cow dung for cooking. These traditional stoves produce lots of smoke, which then accumulate on the bamboo beams. These unintended accumulation of smoke on the beams act as a [...]
We have tried three different methods of treatment. The first one shown above is the traditional treatment method where bamboo are soaked for 4-12 weeks on a running or muddy stagnant water. Bamboo contains starch solution which is suceptible to bacteria, but since starch is soluble in water, it gets diluted or washed out with [...]
Our plant is portable, sleek, inexpensive and available. With this method we have exponentially increased the life of a bamboo.
Our bamboo plant at work. It is simple. It can be carried by one person. It is environmentally benign, low cost, manually operated and most importantly locally produced. It is Abari's another brain child. All thanks to our research expert Nripal and Ramkrishna (shown in the picture). Once a few technical problems are sorted out, [...]
These days, we have been very busy starting our new bamboo treatment plant. We had to wait till the new moon (aaunsi) to cut the bamboo. We first tried the Vertical Soaking Method. In this method, bamboo were made completely hollow by penetrating the diaphrams (the inner portion of the nodes), except the last one, [...]