How It Works

Mycelium + Agricultural waste = Mushroom Materials

Mycelium

(my·ce·li·um \mī-ˈsē-lē-əm\)

the mass of interwoven filamentous hyphae that forms especially the vegetative portion of the thallus of a fungus and is often submerged in another body (as of soil or organic matter or the tissues of a host)

A.K.A. — mushroom roots

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Mushroom Materials are:

High performing

Cost competitive

Home compostable

Rapidly renewable

Custom designed and molded

Not derived from petroleum or food

Naturally fire resistant

VOC free

Buoyant

Fine-tunable to meet your needs

Our Process

Receive agricultural waste purchased from regional farmers

Clean the agricultural waste and introduce it to mycelium

Bag this mixture and let the mycelium grow for a few days. The mycelium sees the agricultural waste as food and reaches out to digest it, forming a matrix of white fibers along the way

Each particle is now coated in mycelium and we break it up into loose particles again

Loose particles are put into a tool where the mycelium grows through and around the particles, forming a solid structure and filling any void space. We let this grow for a few days until it is solid, and then remove it from the tool.

Materials are dried to stop growth and prevent it from producing mushrooms or spores.

Proven Technology

We work with industry leading companies to ensure that our materials are safe and high performing. We have in-house testing capabilities, as well as third party verification testings. To find out more about who we’ve teamed up with, visit our About Page.

We have a team of experienced scientists, product designers, and production workers to ensure we are sending consistent and quality products out to our customers.

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Decomposition

Mushroom® Materials do not degrade without exposure to living organisms, such as that found in soil biota, and moisture. You can think of it like an unfinished piece of wood. A wooden table isn’t going to decompose without exposure to the right conditions. Like most things you’d keep in your home or in a warehouse, Mushroom Materials will last. But if you leave that wooden table outside, or put wood chips into a compost pile, it will naturally decompose. The same is true with Mushroom Materials.

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