No. Ecovative does NOT inject or add any CO2 to produce our Forager™ Hide and Foams, MyForest Foods delicious meat alternative My®Bacon, or home-compostable and ocean-safe Mushroom® Packaging.
In 2022, we opened the world’s largest AirMycelium farm, Swersey Silos, capable of growing 3 million lbs of mycelium on only one acre of land annually. Swersey Silos has no CO2 tanks, import ports, or any other provisions for the addition of CO2.
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Additionally, we welcome you to visit our GIY website to find more information and purchase Grow-It-Yourself mycelium kits. For any GIY specific questions, such as using our GIY materials for your classroom or placing bulk orders, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that our MycoFlex material is not available as a GIY option and is not commercially available for partnerships, samples, or student projects at this time.
If you want to view our material specifications and packaging applications, you can visit our Mushroom Packaging site.
Please visit the following licensee sites to buy our materials:
- Mushroom® Packaging (USA): custom-designed packaging
- West Coast (USA): standard packaging shapes
- Grow.bio (USA): GIY material and supplies
- Magical Mushroom Co. (UK/ EU): custom-designed packaging
- Grown.bio (EU): custom-designed packaging
- BioFab (OC): custom-designed packaging
Products not commercially available:
- Mushroom Insulation
- Tiny houses
- Building materials
- Forager™ Hides
Ecovative is currently focused on three market verticals—food, textiles, and packaging. While mycelium can be used for many things, we only work on applications of mycelium that meet the following criteria:
- Solve an important global problem such as plastic pollution, industrial agriculture or, textile waste
- The problem can be best solved by mycelium, e.g. there is no other technology you would use to solve it
- There is a zeitgeist fit—a cultural movement around the problem to help accelerate the business
- Our technologies can achieve cost parity and matching performance to the product they are replacing when at commercial scale
Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to take on any special projects, share research material, answer application-specific questions, or collaborate on new applications that are outside of our current scope of work & focus at this time. We appreciate your interest and enthusiasm for our work and ask that you take a look at some resources that are currently available to learn more about our business.
We recommend reading Eben’s web article for Scientific American or listening to his podcast interview for Business for Good. You can also listen to Gavin’s podcast interview for Mushroom Revival, as it is very in-depth about Ecovative Design and the origins of our company and our technologies. Eben and Gavin are Ecovative’s co-founders who are still instrumental members of our team.
We receive many inquiries about using our material to make surfboards. We tried to make it happen for two years, tweaking the technology and then passing the torch to see if a few other companies could make it happen. We just could not get to a viable for-market product.
You can read more about it here, or a simple google search of “Ecovative Surfboard” will pull up articles about our many attempts and past partners. Our current focus is on Mushroom Packaging and licensing the technology around the world to replace polystyrene, creating meat alternatives for MyEats and replacing plastics/disposables in the fashion and beauty industries.
Thank you very much for your interest in Ecovative Design and our technologies! We appreciate your enthusiasm and support for the work we are doing but we are not looking for private investors at this time.
We did just close a funding round in March 2021, you can read about it here.