Improving the qualitative properties of mycelium skins through fungal-bacterial biocomposites

Farming animals for leather is a water, chemical, and energy-intensive process. Fungal "leather" could...

Can we produce composite leather by biodegrading textile waste, using mycelium?

Can textile waste be repurposed and recycled as a raw material for the growth of mycelium leathers? Textile...

Is mycelium clay a suitable replacement for large scale gypsum polymer structures?

Myco-composites are sustainable and renewable alternatives to toxic petroleum plastics but require monitored...

Can we improve the quality of compostable, plant-based plastics?

Compostable plastics, such as polylactic acid (PLA) cannot withstand high temperatures compared to traditional...

Recycling plastics using switchable solvents

Plastic waste is extremely durable and can be harmful to organisms and their ecosystems when not managed...

Spatially controlling attachment of functional proteins to bacterial cellulose using optogenetics

The bacterium Komagataeibacter rhaeticus has the ability to naturally produce bacterial cellulose (BC) which...

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