State of the art, recent advances, and challenges in the field of fungal mycelium materials: a snapshot of the 2021 Mini Meeting

Noam Attias, Achiya Livne, Tiffany Abitbol

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Abstract

Material development based on fungal mycelium is a fast-rising field of study as researchers, industry, and society actively search for new sustainable materials to address contemporary material challenges. The compelling potential of fungal mycelium materials is currently being explored in relation to various applications, including construction, packaging, “meatless” meat, and leather-like textiles. Here, we highlight the discussions and outcomes from a recent 1-day conference on the topic of fungal mycelium materials (“Fungal Mycelium Materials Mini Meeting”), where a group of researchers from diverse academic disciplines met to discuss the current state of the art, their visions for the future of the material, and thoughts on the challenges surrounding widescale implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number12
JournalFungal Biology and Biotechnology
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2021

Keywords

  • Biocomposites
  • Fungal materials
  • Fungal mycelium materials
  • Hybrid materials
  • Sustainable materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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