Mycelium based composites grown on waste substrates bring in a huge potential if it comes to creating more sustainable alternatives to conventional plastic packaging. Aim of this project is to optimize material properties while upcycling swiss agricultural and food waste sources. We will analyze suitability and ecological compatibility of the different waste products used as growth substrate and compare behaviour of different fungal strains that are of importance in the production process. Finally, we test and compare the major material parameters of the obtained composites. The results will actively be disseminated and made available to the public, academia and relevant industries.
A: Student projects
01.04.2021 - 01.08.2022
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