In South Africa, TERRAGRN is growing sustainable, biodiversity-compliant, forest of 200+ million trees in 200,000 hectares of land before 2030. The forest would be FSC certified. A fourth of the forest trees would have a non-invasive variety of Bamboo plant, while the rest of the forest would have indigenous plant species. We are engaging and up-skilling 300+ local women entrepreneurs in Forestry and creating 40,000+ new jobs in the local region over the next eight years.
The Forestry sector is vital to South Africa’s economy, social welfare and job creation. This project is focused on creating a large scale supply of bamboo biomass energy source (pellets) for export. We are investing in a hyper-scale dedicated watershed solutions including rainwater harvest scheme to provide water supply to the forest and the local communities.
TERRAGRN’s end-product, bamboo biomass pellets, would be exported to industrial customers worldwide in the Power, Heating and Cement sectors to replace the customer’s use of coal (fossil fuel) and wood pellets thus reduce their CO2 emissions and deforestation that are harmful to our planet. The thriving forest in South Africa, once fully grown by 2030, would remove a net 4.5 million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually from the atmosphere expediting South Africa’s pursuit to become net-zero emissions by 2050.