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Biomanufacturing: a sustainable future with mycelium

Biomanufacturing represents one of the most promising frontiers of sustainability, combining biology and engineering to create innovative and environmentally friendly materials.

But what exactly do we mean with biomanufacturing? It is a process that uses living organisms, such as cells or fungi, to produce materials and products. This approach exploits natural life cycles to achieve results that would otherwise require complex and polluting industrial processes.


Natural efficiency

An extraordinary example of bio-manufacturing is the L-ife mycelium, the filamentous structure of fungi. The mycelium grows naturally and can be grown to the desired shape without the need for intermediate mechanical processing or chemical additives. This means that the end product is the direct result of the natural growth process, making the entire process extremely efficient and sustainable.

Absence of mechanical processing and chemical additives

During the growth process, the mycelium self-organises into complex structures without the need for mechanical or chemical intervention. This significantly reduces the environmental impact compared to traditional production processes, which often require large amounts of energy and resources.


Biogenic CO2 reduction

Mycelium also has the ability to digest wood waste, contributing to the reduction of biogenic CO2 from wood. This process not only sequesters carbon, but also produces biodegradable and compostable materials, closing the carbon cycle in a sustainable way.

In conclusion, mycelium is a brilliant example of how biofabrication can offer sustainable and innovative solutions.

In the next article, we will further explore the topic of biogenic CO2 reduction and the crucial role of mycelium in this process.


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