MYCO: From bio-based residual streams to fossil-free mycelium-based material – step 1

The aim of this study is to create a fossil free material composed of domestic, cellulose based agricultural and forestry side streams, using fungal mycelium as binder. The material has the potential to replace fossil plastic in a variety of products, e.g. in building materials, furnishing and packaging, since it is possible to shape in a variety of ways during production but is rigid once the production process is completed. We also see a potential of this material in 3D-printing. We will test a battery of recipes to find the ones most promising, and continue with technical assessments, including different ways of shaping the material, as well as a perception study and investigations of market potential and business opportunities.

Participants

Formsson AB, The Loop Factory, RISE and Halmstad University

Budget & time plan

The project’s total budget is 1 MSEK and the project runs during six months – between May and October 2021.