This project focuses on the urgent need to replace fossil materials. The project investigates the possibility of increasing the value added of biomass by scaling up the production of products from the newly developed bio-based material Formill. The material is extracted from residual streams from food fungus production in a type of material composition that uses fungal mycelium as a binder.
The purpose of the project is to (a) further develop the process for material production and (b) develop and establish a unique upscaling process in the form of a beehive model of manufacturers in the material (so-called Formillators) and (c) gradually develop the beehive productions according to the “teaching the teachers” strategy.
The goal is to create a network of licensed Formillators that can manufacture products in the material Formill to increase the added value of the biomass and thereby contribute to a bio-based society.
The project is expected to lead to an established access to bio-based raw material, a circular logistics system, developed and validated production process for Formill, material patents, concepts for training and certification of Formillators (i.e. manufacturers in the material), license agreements designed for licensed manufacturers, design and production manual, sustainability declaration for Formill, a learning handbook for companies that want to work with sustainable product development – based on the project’s follow-up research, as well as test sales of the first developed Formill products to end customers.
Formsson AB, Fungigården AB, Halmstad University, Lekolar AB, RISE, The Loop Factory AB, Massproductions Europe AB, Jenny Nordberg AB, Bejco AB, Kajsa Cramer AB, Hummeltorp Sverige AB and Note Design Studio AB.
Budget & time plan
The project’s total budget is 6,1 MSEK and the project runs during two years – between May 2022 and May 2024.