Better raw materials, naturally.

Mycocycle transforms waste-to-value in partnership with nature. Bioinspired by fungi, waste materials are efficiently transformed into valuable low-carbon biobased materials.

THE PROBLEM

The world has a waste issue. Industrial waste streams, like construction materials, account for an estimated one-third of the world’s waste volume: 2X the amount of municipal solid waste annually.

Burning Garbage Dump Landfill

Industrial materials are made with plastic polymers and petroleum chemcials, requiring a lot of energy to bring them to market.

11% of all greenhouse gas emissions come from materials in the construction industry.

THE SOLUTION

Mycocycle’s patent-pending process improves the natural functions of fungi to transform construction waste into low-carbon raw materials for the built environment.

Mycocycle Products Composite

Material made from nature’s recyclers.

Fungi are natural cleaners and builders. Their mycelial networks are highly efficient, reducing the toxicity of materials while transforming them, via biosorption, bioconversion, and biodegredation. Their mycelium is made of a naturally occurring material that is fire and water resistant, insulative, durable, and light weight. It is a perfect raw material for the building industry.

Mycocycle’s lab process leverages fungal root structures (mycelium) to consume and eliminate toxins from construction waste to produce environmentally safe and sound raw building materials.

Our patent-pending products:

MycoFILL, MycoFIBER, and MycoFOAM can replace the need to extract virgin raw materials from nature as well as plastic polymers, while offering a low-embodied carbon alternative for the industry.

Mycocycle’s focus: pioneer natural waste solutions for a carbon neutral future.

Efficient use of toxin reducing biosorption, bioconversion & biodegradation, in 4 weeks or less.

Fungi are natural cleaners & builders of our earth.

Energy optimization, risk reduction and low carbon process.

Energy optimization, risk reduction and low carbon process.

A waste-to-value solution within a circular bioeconomy

Our process transforms the conventional linear waste model and makes it circular. Optimizing logistics, disposal, and processing the Mycocycle model reduces CO2 emissions while offering a zero-waste solution.

Gypum Waste

Gypsum

Carpet

Rubber

Asphalt

Circular Economy Graphic

How it works

Week 1

WASTE MANAGEMENT
Asphalt Shingles, Crumb Rubber, Gypsum board/fines, Insulation, Textiles

Mycocycle Process

DURATION: 2-3 WEEKS

MYCOCYCLE PROCESS
Treatment applied with controlled conditions (In situ, ex situ, or micro-process site)

Mycocycle New Product

DURATION: 1-2 WEEKS

NEW PRODUCT
MycoFIBER©
MycoFILL©
MycoFOAM©

The answer is right under our feet. There is no waste in nature.

There is no waste in nature.

We are solving man-made issues one mushroom at a time.

Fungi 101

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Are mushrooms plants or animals?

Although they are closer to animals than plants, mushrooms are in a kingdom of their own and are classifed as Fungi.

Are mushrooms and fungi the same thing?

All mushrooms are fungi, but not all fungi are mushrooms. Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of some but not all fungi.

What is mycelium?

Mycelium is the root-like structure of fungi and consists of a mass of branching thread-like hyphae that collect food, water, and nutrients to nourish the fungus.

Why are fungi considered nature’s recyclers?

Fungi are decomposers and are responsible for turning dead plants and animals back into usable nutrients for new plants and animals.

Why do we often see mushrooms growing at the base of trees and other plants?

Because the fine threads that make fungal mycelium can spread over long distances, fungi can capture water and nutrients from far away and bring them back for distribution, thus extending the plants root system. In return, the fungi receive sugars from the plant.