Mush­room In­su­la­tion In­no­va­tion

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A new range of ve­gan build­ing ma­te­ri­als made from nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als such as mush­rooms have been devel­oped by Ehab Sayed (left), a PHD stu­dent at Northum­bria Uni­ver­sity and owner of Biohm — a com­pany which aims to cre­ate health­ier and more sus­tain­able build­ings.

The ma­te­ri­als in­clude in­su­la­tion made from mycelium – the veg­e­ta­tive part of a mush­room – which can con­sume or­ganic and syn­thetic waste in their growth, and which meets fire safety stan­dards; mycelium is nat­u­rally self-ex­tin­guish­ing.

Ehab’s prod­ucts are so eco-friendly that if just 150 build­ings were con­structed us­ing them each year in the UK, the na­tion’s en­ergy con­sump­tion would be re­duced by 3,000,000kWh (val­ued at £35mil­lion) and would di­vert 10mil­lion tonnes of waste from land­fill, sav­ing an in­cred­i­ble £5bil­lion.

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