The species of bamboo selected for energy crops is from the Bambusa Balcooa family of grasses. After 10 years of breeding and fertilization programs, this species bamboo is now cultivated from tissue culture and then micro propagated. As a result, each tissue culture sapling is identical, asexual, non evasive, non flowering and has a density a density of 5 times greater than any other species of bamboo. It can be cultivated in all types of soil where there is sufficient water availability or where climatic conditions such as in the equatorial regions offer a natural environment for cultivation. The bamboo has the potential as an energy crop of yielding 20 tonnes per acre year three and 35 tonnes per acre year three. By year four, the bamboo can be mechanically harvested and produce on average, up to 65 tonnes per acre per annum, with a lifespan of up to 50 years.