The Mycelium Foundry

Established in 2007, Ecovative provides leading research and development of mycological technologies to grow sustainable, fully biodegradable materials and products. Our Mycelium Foundry uses the most comprehensive fungal strain library for mycological material technology in the world. Drawing from this library for our proprietary AirMycelium™ process, we amplify and leverage the natural properties of specific strains to grow unique bio-materials that meet our clients' needs.

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There are millions of species of fungi and countless strains yet to be discovered. At Ecovative, we're striving to understand the nature and potential of each one, so we’ve designed high-throughput screening facilities to grow and test different strains. These serve as the foundation of our products.


When a strain shows promise, we test it in our pilot-scale farms. This is where we grow small or medium batches of mycelial materials for prototyping and testing. The 'pilot-scale' step tells us how the strain performs under various environmental conditions, and its potential for production in large formats and scales.

Commercial Scale

Meeting modern material needs takes scale, so this is the final test of the mycelial strains we study. Our commercial-scale farms grow mycelium products in continuous sheets, able to produce millions of pounds annually. Even better, the farms can be built close to our partners' facilities, seamlessly integrating with existing mushroom farm infrastructure.

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We are always looking to partner with leading producers to develop the best possible products. Contact us if your company wants to collaborate on sustainable, scalable alternatives for the fashion, beauty, packaging, or food industries.
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