Mycotaff

About This Project

Mycotaff is an advanced bio-material designed using mushroom mycelia as a non-toxic binder agent that enables the production of affordable, environmentally friendly and recyclable building materials, for a wide range of applications, from agricultural waste.

 

Mycotaff materials have a low embodied energy and can be manufactured for a cost ~80% cheaper than those made from traditionally used materials such as gypsum board or clay brick. It is ten times more lightweight than these materials and has better production efficiency, allowing for faster construction. Mycotaff is a toxin-free green technology that complies with all imposed EU regulations, is fully biodegradable, and is produced with abundantly available agricultural waste. Its production produces 90% less carbon emissions compared to typically used materials. It is easily customizable for its range of applications, making it an ideal material for insulation, packaging and other building applications.

Topic
SC5- Boosting the potential of small businesses in the areas of climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials
Year

2018

Cutoff

February

Beneficiaries

Coordinator

Mycotech UK Ltd

Country

United Kingdom

Website

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