ThinkBamboo Podcast – Host: Jago Jan Veith
Interviewed: Luke D Schüette, Founder & CEO of ReNüTeq
The third episode of the podcast features an insightful interview with Luke D Schüette, Founder & CEO of ReNüTeq, a company based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Luke is a seasoned entrepreneur and architect with a background in structural engineering. For the last 15 years, his focus has been on testing and researching bamboo, including different species and adhesives. In the interview, Luke talks about his proprietary technology, and high profile projects integrating (SEB) Structural Engineered Bamboo solutions as an alternative to traditional building materials such as steel, aluminum, and engineered wood over the last 10 years.
Luke D Schüette, Founder & CEO of ReNüTeq
About the Host: Jago Jan Veith
Ex passionate, Social-Entrepreneur, Digital Nomad, Photographer, Digital Marketing, Social Media, Web Project Manager currently based in Switzerland, Europe. He has lived and worked in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, Switzerland, Paraguay and Panama, and needless to say, he is passionate about sharing his extensive knowledge of bamboo to the world.
Luke’s interest in bamboo began during his studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale when he was introduced to the work of Buckminster Fuller, known for his dome structures. Luke made prototypes of engineered bamboo structures right after graduation and has been working on perfecting the process ever since. Bamboo is an excellent building material due to its quick growth, strength, lightweight nature, and flexibility, making it ideal for earthquake-resistant structures. It’s also sustainable because it’s a renewable resource that doesn’t require replanting after harvesting.