Myco-Remediation – Decompose and Remedy – a Care-Giver

Most Mycelium businesses pull down CO2

In this post:
The SERVICE of Myco-Remedying
Do you have any idea how much Fungus helps pull down Carbon?
Official! Mycorrhizal fungal networks; a major global “carbon sink”
Industrial Messes
Mycoremediation is like a care-giver
Environmental Remediation Jobs
If Mycoremediation has triggered your interest…..
…Remember, a list at the bottom of other posts about Mycelium in Industry

>tons of information on the WEB about Bio & Myco-Remediation
>a much cheaper alternative when fixing something
>an Eco-friendly way to close-the-loop of almost anything!

The SERVICE of Myco-Remedying – Myco-Remediation

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Mushroom growing in Petroleum
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Mycelium & Straw absorbing crude oil

Any mushroom grower, can also be a myco-remediator and install mushroom beds to deal with contaminated soil, decrease erosion, help recharge and heal degraded land or water . From layering mushroom’s spawn on contaminated soil and wood chips, to installing myco-filters to trap contaminants in runoff and polluted water, there are many different ways to apply mushrooms to “earth repair” and pull down CO2.

Mushroom growers that also deal with mycoremediation:

South Carolina, USA
https://mushroommountain.com/mycoremediation/
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Division of Environmental Enhancement (DEE) – Mycoremediation
Whether you want to restore degraded land to be safe and fertile, or you want to make a nice piece of land even more beautiful and vibrant, working with fungi, plants and microorganisms can increase the fertility, resilience and abundance of your landscape.
New Zealand
https://www.mycologic.nz/mycoremediation-services
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Working with the power of fungi to clean up our environment
Our services range from filtration of ground and surface waters or grey water systems for nutrient and bacteria load reductions, through to assisting in the restoration of land contaminated with heavy metals, petrochemicals and other environmental toxins.
Lago Agrio, Ecuadorian Amazon
http://amisacho.com/quienes-somos/
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Amisacho has done it all! Starting with a field of pasture for cattle to a small tropical forest that now has around 5,000 trees, many varieties of orchids and bromeliads, turning this place naturally into a haven for insects. , reptiles, and mammals typical of the Amazon forest and producing Essential oils, healing ointments, edible and medicinal mushrooms, handicrafts, medicinal herbs.
Olympia, Washington, USA
https://fungi.com/pages/about-us
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Mycoboom™ floating in saltwater next to mussel beds
Fungi Perfecti, LLC is a family-owned business dedicated to promoting the cultivation of high quality gourmet and medicinal mushrooms. In business since 1980, we have been instrumental in developing new technologies and markets for gourmet mushrooms throughout the world.
Rochester, New York, USA
https://www.smugtownmushrooms.com/about
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Smugtown Mushrooms wants to empower and help create a cleaner, healthier and sustainable local and global environment. Let’s celebrate and spread the spores of knowledge, community and the natural world. If someone were to approach Olga Tzogas with a problem of almost any kind regarding degraded land, she already has the basic knowledge to help them myco-remediate.

Do you have any idea how much Fungus helps to pull down Carbon and hold it? – Myco-Remediation

Mycelium, which extends more than 300 miles down into the earth, is excellent at taking in and breaking down hydrocarbons. That ability gives it several crucial roles in the forest [and other] ecosystems.
>>Mycelium sequesters a great deal of carbon, which keeps climate-warming carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere (some fungi can store 70 percent more carbon in the soil!).

>>Mycelium breaks down toxins, making it a protective force for the soil and plants around it.

“Solutions are right underneath our feet,” says

Paul Stamets. Don’t forget to look down.

and more evidence…………………….

Carbon Sink
Soil fungi are found to be the main regulatory component in the process, by accumulating carbon in their biomass and producing recalcitrant decomposition products that have very long residence time in the soil, ranging from years to centuries.

Fungi first go after Crude Oil
Carbon is the main element in crude oil chemical structure. The analysis of the
growth medium in petri dishes, after experimental period, revealed that carbon was the most consumed element by the fungi followed by nitrogen and sulfur. Fungal chitin is high in carbon. Its particular spongy structure comes from the bonds in unsaturated carbon
chains. C. violaceus was able to break down the highly saturated crude oil and transform
it into its own tissues.

Mycorrhizal fungal networks are a major global carbon sink. When we destroy this resource, we sabotage our efforts to limit global warming. Mycorrhizal fungi create complex networks that move carbon from plant roots into the soil. Healthy fungal networks help us control rising CO2 levels.

Protect the Underground
https://spun.earth

What is Remediation?
Definition: To apply a remedy, to relieve; to cure; 
to heal; to repair; to correct; to counteract

BioRemediation – do it naturally
MycoRemediation – do it with Mushrooms
How does Mycelium do this?
In this post, See Mycelium on the Job!

Mycelium and crude oil are very old friends….Mycelium cleans up Crude Oil messes – Myco-Remediation

Mushroom enzymes break down toxins
Scientists have identified more than 120 enzymes in the tissues of mushroom-forming fungi. These enzymes can break down toxic chemicals, including cancer-causing hydrocarbons found in oil.

Crude oil is chemically similar to cellulose and lignin, so the [myco] enzymes were able to degrade the oil in much the same way.

the more Mushroom Enzymes the more they can eat
He likens effective mushrooms to janitors with giant sets of keysenzymes—that break down molecules. “If you have one key, you might be a mushroom that will only grow on a very specific type of wood. Another mushroom from the same species could have a huge key set—perhaps it can grow on oak, plastic, or oil. We want to screen the fungi with huge key sets to see what they can eat: oil, herbicides, insecticides, and synthetic compounds.”

Mushrooms grow in Oil
He had stumbled upon mushrooms’ ability to break down petroleum waste such as diesel and spilled or used motor oil after he spilled oil from his chainsaw, and mushrooms sprouted. Now, he’s busy seeing how far he can take that. He said the mushrooms break down cellulose fiber as they consume dead trees and plants, returning minerals to the soil.
“Because they’re grand disassemblers, the hydrocarbon bonds brake [and] the mycelium absorbs the oil,” he said. “Mycelium absorvs the Diesel waste, brakes it down, and the process of peroxidation (deterioration) occurs, which is the first step toward fungal sugars. The fungal sugars convert into food nutrients available for plants.

Oil attracts Mushrooms
We’re demonstrating a technique of putting spore mass into chainsaw oil, so that when trees are cut, the oil – which mushroom mycelia love – will inoculate the stumps and accelerate the processes of decomposition and tree restoration….

In addition to coal, fungi can eat crude oil and liquid hydrocarbons
…Specific fungi known to dine on liquid hydrocarbon fuels include Cladosporium resinae (the so-called kerosene fungus, responsible for green-brown slimes at the bottom of fuel tanks all over the world), Monascus floridanus (initially isolated from the resin-soaked roots of a pine tree endemic to the southeastern US) and Yarrowia lipolytica (found in cheese, sewage, and spilled crude oil – wherever lipids are available for consumption).


Asphalt, also known as bitumen (UK:, US:), is a sticky, black, highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum.


Who is using Myco-Remediation in industry

Bolingbrook, Illinois, USA
https://mycocycle.com/

Converting waste streams into value streams

When you remove a roof, you have A LOT of trash, not just any trash, but construction and demolition debris. Until now, the roofing industry and other asphalt and chemical manufacturers have not been able to achieve zero-waste because the products manufactured were ultimately contaminated with toxic constituents and sent to landfills. 

Mycocycle’s process closes the supply chain loop, converting carbon waste to a usable by-product.

1:45 minutes – Mycocycle– CLICK THE CC FOR SUBTITLES……..

Mycocycle addresses the problem head-on by bio-remediating toxic constituents.
This process is both cost-effective and sustainable. Once remediated, the result is a renewable byproduct that can be manufactured into new products—allowing the process to further pay for itself within the closed-loop ecosystem. This new patent pending material is durable enough to replace petroleum-based products. It is moldable, fire-resistant and water-resistant. The price is competitive with other similar materials additives. It is a great eco substitute for industrial uses such as Styrofoam, insulation, packaging, building materials and other applications where plastics have previously been utilized. It is lightweight, has insulative properties and offers water and fire resistance.

Our patent pending process works in an enclosed and controlled environment. We are replicating our lab process on a larger scale, on-site for our clients and in-vessel, so the process is repeatable with the same outcome treatment after treatment. It takes less than 4 weeks, depending on strain and amount of inoculum. Costs equal the national average for taking materials to a landfill.


CEO of Mycocyle is Ms. Joanne Rodriguez, a LEED Accredited Professional through the U.S. Green Building Council, holds a professional certificate from Cornell University in Climate Change Communications, and is a Certified Permaculture Designer. Ms. Rodrliguez continues the closed-loop aspect of Mycocyle: DECEMBER 07, 2021 !!
Mycocycle, Inc., announced that it was selected to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the REMADE Institute, for research in the U.S. Healthcare Sector. “Mycocycle’s role will be to employ our technology on plastic waste streams, as a low-energy, low-carbon process to create reuse options for materials long-term,” said Mycocycle CEO Joanne Rodriguez. 



A clear example of how BioRemediation >> MycoRemediation can Remedy a problem

2:24 min – From a longer TED talk by Paul Stamets – Petroleum waste  —-
– CLICK THE CC FOR SUBTITLES……..

Paul Stamets started Fungi Perfecti® with the goal of building the bridge between people and fungi.
Since its inception in 1980, Fungi Perfecti has become synonymous with cutting-edge mycological research and solutions.

PAUL STAMETS’ STATEMENT ON MYCOREMEDIATION AND ITS APPLICATIONS TO OIL SPILLS

The Petroleum Spill Problem – 2010 – BP oil spill disaster
My first reaction when the skin of the Earth is punctured, bad things can happen. …
…Mycoremediation is a valuable component in our toolset of solutions. Mycoremediation has demonstrated positive results, verified by scientists in many countries. Much more mycelium is needed and, fortunately, we know how to generate it.


Big Spring, Texas, USA
https://oilandsaltremediation.com/

Remediation & Environmental Xperts, LLC, (REX) is a forward-looking, sustainable, bioremediation company. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of customer care while restoring and improving the environment.

3:15 minutes – https://oilandsaltremediation.com/– CLICK THE CC FOR SUBTITLES……..

REX specialists are trained to work with oil and pipeline companies, insurance underwriters, environmental consultants, municipalities, and land owners. Our goal is to save money, while using the highest quality natural and organic means to minimize environmental impacts


The EPA begins rolling out billions to clean up Superfund sites

18 December 2021 – One billion dollars from the bipartisan infrastructure law signed by President Biden last month will go toward clearing out the Superfund backlog in 23 states and Puerto Rico, the Environmental Protection Agency says.

Superfund sites include places where hazardous waste is dumped, including manufacturing facilities, processing plants, landfills and mining sites. And when no company is held liable for the cleanup or can’t afford it, the government funds the cleanup process. Thousands of Superfund sites exist across the country, and this investment will help clean up 49 of them that have previously been unfunded, the EPA said Friday.


Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
https://www.novobiom.com/

From the Biomimicry Institute celebrating nature-inspired solutions to address the world’s biggest environmental and sustainability challenges:

ARay of Hope Prize 2021 finalist: Novoboim
Soil Remediation Using Natural Organisms – BioRemediation

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The Challenge
The Global Bioremediation Market was valued at USD $105.7 Billion in 2019 and is forecasted to reach USD $334.70 Billion by 2027. Focusing on soil contamination in Europe, only 650,000 sites have been identified as requiring remediation but only 15% have been treated so far. Soil contamination that can be remedied with mycoremediation represents about 64% of all the contamination occurrences.

Novobiom is tapping into nature’s most powerful recyclers, fungi and microorganisms, for use in brownfields, Superfund sites, and other contaminated industrial land. By selecting naturally occurring fungi that target specific contaminants such as oil or heavy metals, they perform mycoremediation on site, without the need to haul the contaminated soil to a central treatment facility:

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BIOREMEDIATION SERVICES
Personalized, tailor-made solutions for the soil treatment of stuborn contaminants and waste streams:
Pre-feasibility study
Production
Biopile & Monitoring
BIOMIMICRY CONSULTING
Providing sustainability awareness and innovation guidance through the biomimicry lens.


Kazan, Russia
https://m-a-arch.space/projects-2/mycokarst-2/
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Sink-holes are a totally natural phenomena that happens all over the world, but because humans have built un-natural cities, the sink-holes happen in difficult places.
Here are more than 40 recent ones….. Incredible sinkholes around the world


VISION: CITIES THAT ARE PRONE TO CATASTROPHIC SINKHOLES CAN REINFORCE THEIR FOUNDATIONS THROUGH A PROCESS THAT USES FUNGI TO PREVENT COLLAPSE. 
TEAM: Anna Budnikova
SCHOOL: National Research University, High School of Economics, Moscow

Can Fungi Keep a City from Collapsing?

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recent sinkhole in france

The city of Kazan in Russia was built on what is known as a karst geological formation. The rocks under the city are made of limestone, marble, and quartzite—all of which are soluble in water. The result is that, as water erodes these underlying rocks, vast sinkholes frequently open up in the streets of Kazan. 

Anna Budnikova, a Kazan native wanted to find a biobased solution for her hometown’s problematic holes. Today most cities fill karst cavities with cement, but Budnikova invented a way to heal and regrow the underground landscape by using fungi. 

3:04 minutes – National Research University HSE, Moscow – Mycokarst

MYCOKARST: NEW GENERATION OF SELF-HEALING URBAN MATERIALS BASED ON FUNGAL SPORES

Mycokarst is a new generation of urban material made of “a soil or stone composite with mushroom spores” that is able to “self-repair” and therefore “self-heal” in extreme conditions and form a renewed urban landscape. 

The focus is on the fungal spores due to their ability to grow and expand along the pores and cracks of the moist destructive materials and in so doing create “biocementation” in the ground.
Based on the karst ravine in Kazan city, the experimental study proved that fungal spores are able to mineralize karst`s calcite with limestone formation and shape a unique morphology without human intervention. The modules gained on karst, dolomite, ash and fungal components demonstrate strength of 40 MPa. 

The project’s breakthrough, that the technology of managing urban “non-programmable” phenomena, demonstrated on the example of karst, that Mycokarst can be applied both to geological and architectural materials. 


Myco-Remediation
Mycelium are like care-givers,
yielding to the needs of other organisms.

Mountain View, California, USA
http://coeio.com/

“I would request that my body in death be buried not cremated, so that the energy content contained within it gets returned to the earth, so that flora and fauna can dine upon it, just as I have dined upon flora and fauna during my lifetime.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson

THE INFINITY BURIAL SUIT

Here’s a powerful provocation from artist Jae Rhim Lee. Can we commit our bodies to a cleaner, greener Earth, even after death? Naturally — using a special burial suit seeded with pollution-gobbling mushrooms.

Coeio was founded by Jae Rhim Lee to reimagine the funeral industry, the environmental impact of death and our relationship with death and dying.

The last minute of this video – Jae Rhim Lee: My mushroom burial suit
The Decompiculture Society shares a vision of a cultural shift, from our current culture of death denial and body preservation to one of decompiculture, a radical acceptance of death and decomposition. Accepting death means accepting that we are physical beings who are intimately connected to the environment, as the research on environmental toxins confirms.  And the saying goes, we came from dust and will return to dust.  And once we understand that we’re connected to the environment we see that the survival of our species depends on the survival of the planet.  I believe this is the beginning of true environmental responsibility.  Thank you.

The Infinity Burial Suit is a handcrafted garment that is worn by the deceased. The suit is completely biodegradable and was co­-created with zero waste fashion designer Daniel Silverstein. The Infinity Burial Suit has a built in bio­mix, made up of of mushrooms and other microorganisms that together do three things;
>>aid in decomposition
>>work to neutralize toxins found in the body
>>transfer nutrients to plant life

Dennis White was a 63-year-old self-made carpenter who lived in Woburn, MA. He was diagnosed with a terminal illness and wanted to have a natural, environmentally-friendly burial that wasn’t offered with conventional funeral practices.
Coeio guided Dennis and his family through the funeral planning process, depicted in this documentary. Suiting Dennis: A family story of green funeral


Delft, The Netherlands
https://www.loop-of-life.com/
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Close The

Loop Living Cocoon is the world’s first living coffin. The Cocoon is grown with mycelium, which gives your human nutrients back to nature in the most natural way while cleaning the soil. Let your valuable nutrients enrich the soil and be a source for new life to thrive.

4:14 minutes – Mushroom Coffins Turn Bodies Into Compost And Makes Death Less Toxic | World Wide Waste
If you want ….click the Settings-HD to select English Subtitles (auto-generated!) and then!
if you can not see them – CLICK THE CC TO SEE THE SUBTITLES……..

Become one with nature and let your body be a source for new life – Close the Loop!

The Loop Living Cocoon not only breaks itself down in 45 days. The further duration of composting strongly depends on the body itself, the soil quality and the climatic conditions. In collaboration with professors of the Delft University of Technology, it has been estimated to take 3 years to compost the human body with the Loop Cocoon (compared to the current 10 to 20 years it takes in traditional coffins). Your body will increase biodiversity and allow new seedlings to thrive. From graveyard to forest. How do you want to be remembered?

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The Cocoon is 100% natural and Cradle2Cradle Gold and Greenleave certified. The wooden handles can be removed before burial.
Bob Hendrikx  a bio-designer from the University of Delft. “We see ourselves as waste, but what if you could become compost? And instead of polluting the environment, become a source for new life?”
Currently the coffin costs around €1,495.00, but Hendrikx hopes that as more and more people become interested and order, he can drive the cost down. After getting established in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium, Mr. Hendrikx has plans to open production facilities in other countries from where they can distribute the Living Cocoons.


Vancouver, Canada
https://mycommunitytoilet.com/

The Toilet redesigned with mushroom to completely bio-degrade after use....

Compostable toilet using mushrooms tackles sanitation at refugee camps

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My problem with this toilet – not designed for squatting!

Former Wall Scholars help students create award winning composting toilet

Each MYCOmmunity Toilet is grown from a heat-trapping mycelium biocomposite. This natural material rapidly decomposes human feces to eliminate pathogens. The fully-compostable tank is easily handled and serves as a planter for trees, grasses and crops that stabilize soils and enrich the local environment. By integrating communities across scales from microbes to people, the MYCOmmunity Toilet converts human waste into a valuable resource, empowering its users and improving regional ecosystems.

  • grow toilets
  • use them
  • compost them
  • solve a world problem
  • repeat

New York, NY, USA
https://www.helenchen.co/work/internet-of-mycelium

Internet of Mycelium (IoM) 

What if mushrooms can help us grow new economies of care?
Helen Chen, a design student in the Products of Design masters program at New York’s School of Visual Arts set out to explore how mycelium can act as a nurturing and protective infrastructure for the polluted urban wastelands that we have all too often abandoned of our care. Seeking to place mushrooms and humans as collaborative partners, she created the Internet of Mycelium (IoM) kit as a holistic and affordable approach to regenerating urban soil systems.

https://designawards.core77.com/Strategy-Research/108282/Internet-of-Mycelium

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Fruiting Bodies: Fungal Futures for Collaborative Survival
Going beyond traditional formulas of design methods, Helen utilizes the framework of “form, function, and care” (a principle introduced by LinYee Yuan ).


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What can’t mushroom do? 

Yes, apparently some mushrooms can eat plastic.

Fungi can likely clean up many more aspects of the environment, than we realize. According to the State of the World’s Fungi 2018 report, the mushroom Aspergillus tubingensis has the ability to grow directly on the surface of plastic and has properties that actually deteriorate/decompose the material.

Growing a circular economy with fungal biotechnology:
a white paper

So far, plastic-degrading fungi have been successfully isolated from weathered plastic waste obtained from marine habitats and terrestrial waste treatment facilities. The main fungal genera that were isolated and used for lab-scale plastic degradation, primarily of PET and polyurethane so far are: AcremoniumAlternaria
AspergillusAureobasidiumCladosporiumDebaryomycesEmericellaFusariumGliocladium
MucorNectriaNeonectriaPenicilliumPhoma, PlectosphaerellaRhizopus and Trichoderma. …However, no distinct degradation effects for virgin and pre-treated plastics have been achieved solely by the use of pure enzymes. Hence, currently ongoing research is focused on mycelial-based degradation (whole cell degradation) of pure or mixed cultures in combination with purified enzyme cocktails.


Fungi to the rescue: Can fungi help clean up radioactive waste?

2018 – …For the past six decades these waste sites have been contaminating soils and groundwater with radionuclides, heavy metals, and strong acids; potentially resulting in public health threats!  Because the amount of waste is so vast, cleanup options are dangerous and expensive, and therefore limited.  One option is bioremediation: using natural organisms to consume or break down the waste. The problem is these waste sites have extremely harsh conditions including a low pH (acidic) and high concentrations of heavy metals.  This led to a search for microorganisms that could survive in this extreme environment…..
…The samples were collected from all over the world and grown in conditions that mimicked the radioactive waste tank including exposure to radiation, heavy metals and low pH.
One fungus stands out
The researchers determined that one fungus MD1149-Rhodotorula taiwanesis (Figure 2) was most suitable for bioremediation.  This fungus was found in a sample from an abandoned acid mine drainage facility in Maryland, USA.  It was the only strain capable of growing under the radiation level and low pH present in radioactive waste tanks.  The fungus performed well when exposed to both short term and long-term radiation and was even more resistant to radiation than bacteria found in the 2000 study.  In addition, the researchers found that this fungus could form biofilms, which can help absorb toxins and heavy metals in the waste and remove them from the soil.

The Many Ways Fungi are saving our planet

Even more amazing is the discovery that fungi were found consuming radiation off the walls of the abandoned Chernobyl plant. In fact, three species were found to be absorbing the radiation and turning it into energy for growth. In essence, they were feeding off radiation. 


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U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Careers in Environmental Remediation

Myco-Remediation jobs

Cleaning up the environment is an important focus of the green economy. Sites that are polluted because of industrial activity, the use of pesticides and fertilizer, or the release of other pollutants must be cleaned up in order to redevelop them or return them to their natural state.

Prior to the enactment of modern environmental regulation, many companies simply released hazardous materials into the environment. They would dump chemicals and other pollutants onto unused land or into lakes, rivers, and streams. Sites also would become polluted through accidents or improperly functioning equipment. Polluted sites that can be cleaned and redeveloped are known as brownfield sites.

On This Page

*What is environmental remediation?
*Types of environmental remediation
*Environmental remediation methods
*Environmental remediation occupations
*Management and business specialist occupations
*Science occupations
*Engineering and mapping occupations
*Construction and material-moving occupations

BioremediationInfo

Careers:
The remediation industry is one that benefits from the misfortune of others. The increasing regulations regarding what types and concentrations of chemicals are allowed to be present in the environment, and the vast number of contaminated sites that already exist or will be created in the near future, point to a prosperous future for companies that remove hazardous waste from the environment. Bioremediation in particular is growing in popularity due to increasing environmental consciousness in the public, ensuring job security for employees of bioremediation companies. Links to explore more information on careers in the bioremediation industry:


ENVIROBIDNET.com

Envirobidnet.com is a bid notification service founded in 1994 by John Falcone.
Today, our dedicated national staff offers over 60 years combined industry experience is the most timely service available to architects, engineers, and contractors in demolition, hazardous waste, solid waste, site remediation and much more.

Our Bid Categories show the number of current bids in that category. Click on a category to learn more. For example: Environmental Engineering (560) We are the industry leader in engineering bids across the environmental industry for over two decades. Try us, we know you’ll like us.


If Mycoremediation has triggered your interest,
Ms. La Dena Che’ Stamets’ enduring Thesis has tons of information about using mycelium to heal lands & waters with many case studies.

Living within the “carrying capacity” of environments
The number of individuals or biomass of a species that an ecosystem can support is known as its “carrying capacity”. Reducing our ecological footprint, which is the influence that people’s consumption and life style have on a surrounding ecosystem, enables us to “live within the carrying capacity of the environments that support us.” [Right now we are overshooting!]

My goal is to empower landowners to take control and protect their land from [damage]. This thesis has defined the parameters for designing a private, individual site-specific myco-restoration installation. …

… A natural myco-biological solution can turn contaminated soils back into healthy, useable soil at much less expense and effort and helps us restore the land so we can live within the “carrying capacity” of the environment that supports us.

So glad to help others with their restoration projects. 
LaDena Che’ Stamets
M.E.S.R&D Organic Cosmetic Skincare Formulator/ Scientist 
for “You are Beautiful” ™& “MycoDerm” ™@ Host Defense ® 
Special Project Assistant @ Fungi Perfecti LLC.

Starting on Page 131: Simplified Method for Generating Mycoremediation or Mycofiltration on a Small Land Parcel.


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The lifestyle of filamentous fungi—moulds and mushrooms
https://fungalbiolbiotech.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40694-020-00095-z

Myco-Remediation

Additional posts, about Mycelium in Industry:
….all of which starts here:
Mycelium in Industry – Ancient and New
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Construction industry,
Packaging industry,
Textile industry,
Furniture industry
Mycelium R&D Projects
Mycelium in Fashion Marketing – One Approach
May 2019 Mycelium in Industry update: Construction, Packaging, Textile, Furniture, +
June 2019 Mycelium Composites? Hands-on – Do it yourself
October 2019 Mycotecture? more-Mycelium in Construction
March 2020 “Mycelium in Industry” Where else can you get information?
March 2020 Mycelium in Construction?…some tangible progress
October 2020 Mycelium Is IN Textile/Fashion – 2020
December 2020 MycoProteins – Mushrooms To Meat?
February 2021 Construction, Mycelium, Industry..Wait A Minute
September 2021 Mycelium Momentum; World Is Waking Up.
January 2022 Myco-Remediation – Decompose And Remedy

Suppliers of Mycelium Composite Material, around the world:

>>>>Australia:
>Mr. Russell Whittam, www.aussimushroomsupplies.com.au,
I’ve done lots of work with universities the last few years; supplying them with substrate and how to make their own materiel, etc. as well.
I’ve got a new product coming out about mid-2020 – for making things – just add water, spawn and mold the material. Then let it grow. Contact him at: [email protected]

>>>>Egypt: Mycelium This start-up team has patented their own myco-composite material using mushroom strains found in Egypt. They have started to sell bowls, pots and to offer Mycelium packaging. We offer different products in construction such as insulation panels and in packaging as protective packaging for those seeking eco-friendly alternatives. We are also open to other creative projects using mycelium material. And we sell bags of the Myco Composite material for those that want to explore.

>>>>Europe:
>Grown.bio – has a license agreement with Ecovative Design.
their new MycoComposite™ kits consist of only LIVING mushroom material and are supplied to the EU countries. Possible also for geographical Europe, but customs clearances must be taken care of by the person making the order.
Grown.bio is now supplying the Mycelium Composite ™ material to insulate buildings. They have insulated class rooms in an Amsterdam school building and in a house in a village near Rotterdam. Scroll down to Building & Architecture products here. They have supplied the MycoComposite™ to many of the projects taking place in Europe, recently, that have been mentioned in my posts. Grown.bio sells other things made from MycoComposite™.

>>>India:
A project in India is expected to open for business about the end of 2022!
Look here for updates!

>>>>Indonesia:
>MYCL, Mycotech Lab has an internship program. It makes a lot of sense to get some controlled experience with mycelium. MYCOTECH Lab produces and sells, mycelium board composite panels BIOBO, and supplied the labor and material for the MycoTree project.

>>>>The Netherlands Mycelium Materials Europe (in short
MME) started in 2018. We grow sustainable mycelium materials based on mushroom technology. We produce two types of organic materials in our own mushroom farm: MyFoam® (pure mycelium foam) and Mycelium Substrates. Shipping is possible to most countries around the world.  Please read our terms carefully.

>>>>New Zealand
> Bio Fab NZ a new company that Ecovative has licensed in New Zealand. “Lesley, We currently work within Australasia so can only ship within New Zealand and Australia. We are looking at having a large scale plant open early to mid 2021 and aim to set up one in Australia soon after. We are planning on selling Grow-it-yourself kits, but not until our plant is up and running.” says James from [email protected]

>>>>UK
> The Magical Mushroom Company a new company/website in the UK. (Ecovative License)..The Magical Mushroom Company is the UK’s first-ever production plant manufacturing mycelium-based packaging. Founded by three friends wanting to make a difference.

>>>>USA:
>Grow-It-Yourself Kits for MycoComposite™ are now available direct from Ecovative’s Grow.bio. Here you will find all instructions, learning, and purchasing information. Grow.bio, however, only ships the MycoComposite™ material within North America.
>Ecovative Design has transferred all their Mushroom Packaging production equipment to a facility 4x bigger at Paradise Packaging Co. The new company and new website offer you more information about the mushroom packaging material and how it works. As always, the company is also happy to discuss licensing.

>>>more places around planet Earth?:
From Ecovative: Become a licensee in your country
>If you are interested in obtaining a MycoCompositeTM license in a region outside of North America and/or are interested in a field of use outside of packaging, such as architectural elements, building construction materials, acoustics, etc., please follow this link . My understanding is now, Ecovative has 1 form to fill out and they will get back to you with what they believe is the best option for you.
When considering your business case for packaging applications for MycoComposite technology, we typically focus on replacing polypropylene, polyethylene and polyurethane foams, as well as low volumes of polystyrene.  We do not focus on replacing molded paper pulp or cut corrugated cardboard, as these are often sustainable and cost-efficient solutions.
>Licensing MycoComposite™ allows the partner to explore alternate substrates, techniques, and products. for other issues Contact Ecovative Here.

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