Advanced mycelium-based materials
Currently, we are working on a project that is seeking to develop IP associated with techniques for high volume manufacturing of advanced mycelium-based materials. Mycelium is the root like fibrous material. It’s composed mostly of Chitin an ultra-tough strong structural polymer
found in the exoskeletons of crustaceans insects and the shells of molluscs. These materials have tunable properties
in terms of structural performance and design features that can be controlled by using different mushroom strains and substrates from agricultural wastes.
As part of this project, we developed a proposal of a pavilion in Mexico City in collaboration with Claudio Nieto, as a way to inspire architects and designers and highlight the specific advantages tied to the manufacturing approach we are developing.