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Sustainable substitute for polystyrene foam / MDF / plastic foams / leather CHINAMPA - mycelium

We biomanufacture carbon footprint-free materials using agroindustry waste as raw material and fungus biology as a natural adhesive, creating a substitute material for different industry inputs such as polystyrene foam, foam rubber, softwood, leather, and others. The raw material production chain of most of our everyday items is unsustainable; we base our raw material on resources from non-renewable sources, we use ...more »

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Microbial Degradation of Residential Food Wastes: Expediting Waste Digestion and Energy Extraction

Here in the United States, about 31% of the total food supply is wasted annually (EPA). Beyond that, 38 million tons of domestically food in the United States was wasted in 2014, and 95% of the wasted food is either disposed of in landfills or sent to combustion facilities, both of which are forms of waste management that are unsustainable in the long-run, and has detrimental effects on the environment at large. Landfills ...more »

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Microbial Degradation of Residential Food Wastes: Expediting Waste Digestion and Energy Extraction

Here in the United States, about 31% of the total food supply is wasted annually (EPA). Beyond that, 38 million tons of domestically food in the United States was wasted in 2014, and 95% of the wasted food is either disposed of in landfills or sent to combustion facilities, both of which are forms of waste management that are unsustainable in the long-run, and has detrimental effects on the environment at large. Landfills ...more »

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Biomass to Biofuel: Lake George’s Solution to Invasive Species

Lake George: The Blueprint for Lakes in America Like many water bodies in North America, Lake George’s ecological integrity is consistently affected by invasive species. Even with help and activities of a consortium of invested interests (such as the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program, and The Lake George Association), potential invaders will always pose a threat to the lake. Unlike many other companies, we do ...more »

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