Fungal Future: A review of mycelium biocomposites as an ecological alternative insulation material

DS 101: Proceedings of NordDesign 2020, Lyngby, Denmark, 12th - 14th August 2020

Year: 2020
Editor: Mortensen, N.H.; Hansen, C.T. and Deininger, M.
Author: Robertson, Owen
Series: NordDESIGN
Institution: Technical University of Denmark
Section: New Technology
Page(s): 13
DOI number:
ISBN: 9781912254088


Mycelium biocomposties (MBs) are emerging as viable green alternative to hydrocarbon based insulation materials; with comparable thermal, sound and fire safety characteristics. These new materials can utilize low cost, abundant and agricultural waste, importantly making them biodegradable and an integral part of a circular economy. As my MBs are grown rather then assembled wide variation in material properties can be achieved depending on several growth parameters. If combined with emerging technology such as 3D printing, novel organic structures can be optimize for environment requirements.

Keywords: eco-innovation, circular economy, life cycle assessment (LCA), ecodesign


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