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September Meeting- Gavin Mcintyre, The Future is Grown: Mycelium Materials
September 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gavin will speak about the history of Ecovative, their breakthroughs and the new research with their products.
Atlast™As the population increases to 10 billion people by 2050, plant-based “meat” is being billed as the future of food. In order to deliver whole cuts of meat to the dinner table, scaffolding is needed. This is where our Atlast™ protein plays a supporting role.
MycoFlex™ is 100% pure mycelium structure. This platform enables the engineering of high-performance foams to create a variety of material types across a wide range of applications.
Our MycoComposite™ platform uses mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms, to bind together organic agricultural byproducts, such as wood chips, to produce durable, bio-based and 100% compostable materials.
Gavin cofounded Ecovative in 2007 to solve environmental challenges through biology. He oversaw research and development during the company’s early product launches, now he leads business development, growing a network of international mycelium-material partners. Gavin is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where his studies in mechanical engineering and social design led to his passion for building home-spun bioreactors in which he has cultivated everything from oysters to orchids.