Fungal Future: A review of mycelium biocomposites as an ecological alternative insulation material
Editor: Mortensen, N.H.; Hansen, C.T. and Deininger, M.
Author: Robertson, Owen
Institution: Technical University of Denmark
Section: New Technology
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.35199/NORDDESIGN2020.18
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.