Upcycling Timber Through Biotechnology

This contractor has used Mykor, which is a biotechnology and advanced materials company developing commercially viable and sustainable building materials grown from waste.

Timber waste on this project is being used to produce a sustainable alternative to construction materials such as insulation, along with homeware items through 3D Print Technology

Timber waste is inoculated with Mycelium which is the vegetative part of a fungus, the material goes through a growth period before being moulded into a variety of products, this therefore brings about a reduction in timber waste.

Mykor sequesters carbon from the atmosphere and is therefore a carbon negative product. This material can help construction companies reduce carbon emissions and support net-zero goals. The material is also 100% biodegradable and therefore creates zero waste at its end of life

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