While striving for reaching high functional performances, we aim at the development of new sustainable materials inspired by Nature.
We use secondary streams obtained from the agri-food industry that are non-food grade due to its low-quality and value. Thanks to the versatile metabolic capabilities of the fungal strains employed in the process it is possible to make use of complex streams coming from the grain milling or brewery industries, for instance.
Residues from the textile industry are also valorised by its combination with the mycelium hyphae to obtain hybrid materials with different properties and aesthetics.
Moreover, the residues generated in the current process are further valorised inside the different biofabrication processes to fully exploit the initial organic matter into the final products.
The principles that are inspiring our development are:
- Circular economy
- Resource savings
- Renewable sources for fashion and automotive
- Life cycle approach
- Clean production and limited environmental impact
- Sustainable business and consumption patterns for economy and society
Furthermore, neither pollutants nor microplastics will be released during the materials’ life-cycle and we will greatly reduce our water footprint.