Screenshot 2021-06-09 at 21.17_edited.jpg

MYCOREMEDIATION

Biohm has developed a unique library of fungal strains with specific characteristics and use cases across the spectrum of biomanufacturing and mycoremediation.

Since the discovery of a species of mycelium that is able to biodegrade plastics in 2019, a total of four strains have been developed that have an advanced ability to biologically break down plastics - including polyester, polyurethane, PET, polypropylene, as well as expanded and extruded polystyrene - through a process of enzymatic assimilation, removing the plastic permanently from the environment.

 

Our work with mycoremediation uses techniques to enhance the natural process of fungal evolution and increase the fungi’s capabilities, making them more efficient and effective at degrading man-made materials, such as plastic.

 

Unlike other methods that have been developed to manage plastic waste, mycoremediation completely breaks down and removes plastic from the environment, transforming it into compounds that can be harnessed and cycled into other processes, such as bio-based material production.

Microscopy%2020_edited.jpg