Grown.Bio – Naturally grown materials: Mycelium

Grown.Bio grows material from mycelium and rest-streams based upon the principles of nature. Mycelium is the root structure of mushrooms that works as a binder in any given substrate. This product is completely biodegradable, zero-waste and is the material of the future. Grown.Bio grows products such as packaging, insulation panels or interior design objects! Why is this innovation a circular solution? Since Mycelium packaging is a biological nutrient free of toxins and is 100% biodegradable, its end of life is either as an object of interest in your home as a newspaper holder, a candle holder, a pot for a plant, and more. Mycelium packaging also makes for a healthy compost for your home garden: when broken into small pieces, the parts decompose within a few months.

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Grown.Bio grows CO2 negative materials, that are fully biodegradable and based upon rest-streams and fungi.

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Process of Brown.Bio creation

Grown.Bio was created in 2016 by Jan Berbee growing mycelium products in his garage. Once he found out how much potential it had, he started a company and wanted to make an impact in the field of sustainability. It soon started to gain attention, the most famous structures was the Growing Pavilion. A tall building that consists of only mycelium panels holding the frame together. Nowadays, we are focusing upon the packaging industry. Mycelium has high-protective capacities, insulating and therefore is a perfect replacer for styrofoam. The plan for the near future is to develop throughout Europe, in order to be able to use local resources, and grow materials locally with mycelium.