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Eben Bayer: Are mushrooms the new plastic?

Eben Bayer: Are mushrooms the new plastic?

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Smithsonian X 3D Industrial-Strength Fungus At an organic farm just outside Monterey, Calif., a super-eco building material is growing in dozens of darkened shipping containers. The farm is named Far West Fungi, and its rusting containers are full of all sorts of mushrooms--shiitake, reishi and pom-pom, to name a few. But Philip Ross, an artist, an inventor and a seriously obsessed amateur mycologist, isn't interested in the fancy caps we like to eat. What he's after are the fungi's thin, white rootlike fibers. Underground, they form a vast network called a mycelium.

Garbage Enzyme - Multipurpose Uses & Safer and Cleaner Alternative I have been using Garbage Enzyme for several months now.My papaya tree is flourishing so are other plants (note: do not overuse).Mix Garbage Enzyme with my shampoo so that the toxic chemicals are neutralized by the Garbage Enzyme.Take out foul odors from toilet - only bleach comes close and as fast as Garbage Enzyme.Mix also with floor cleaners as we have a 'stockpile' of floor cleaners so have to use it all; floors are squeaky clean. Garbage Enzyme can be used as an alternative to bleach and other cleaning compounds.It can effectively used as:- as a household cleaning liquid - to remove foul odors, molds and grime in the kitchen and toilet - as an anti-bacterial and anti-viral agent - to drive away insects - to clean carpets and remove ticks - for laundry washing and ironing - for mopping floors - for cleaning cars What is Garbage Enzyme? Dr Rosukon's Garbage Enzyme is a complex organic substance of protein chains and mineral salts and juvenile hormones. Direction for use:

Indian man single-handedly plants a 1,360-acre forest A little more than 30 years ago, a teenager named Jadav "Molai" Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in northern India's Assam region to grow a refuge for wildlife. Not long after, he decided to dedicate his life to this endeavor, so he moved to the site so he could work full-time creating a lush new forest ecosystem. Incredibly, the spot today hosts a sprawling 1,360 acres of jungle that Payeng planted — single-handedly. Ecovative: The new plastic is made from mushrooms Poking around in my mom’s attic recently, I was reminded that I still have the shipping box from my Macintosh SE, because the box is gigantic, and it’s great for storage. But the equally colossal pieces of Styrofoam that protected the computer in shipping more than two decades ago are long gone, spending their next thousand-plus years in a landfill. And this is what drives Eben Bayer crazy. Co-founder and CEO of Ecovative Design, Bayer is on a mission to replace all packaging foam with a new material made from agricultural byproducts and mushrooms. Bayer and his co-founder invented MycoBond, a patent-pending technology that uses a growing organism and byproducts from food production (oat hulls from New York, cotton hulls from Texas and rice hulls from Arkansas) to create a strong composite material.

Taraxacum kok-saghyz Latex Vegetal Taraxacum kok-saghyz, often abbreviated as TKS and commonly referred to as the Kazakh dandelion, rubber root, or Russian dandelion,[1] is a species of dandelion native to Kazakhstan that is notable for its production of high quality rubber.[2] T. kok-saghyz was discovered in Kazakhstan in 1932 by the Soviet Union in an effort to find a domestic source of rubber.[3] Etymology[edit] Kok-saghyz is derived from the Kazakh kok-saghyz, with kok meaning plant and saghyz meaning rubber or gum.[citation needed] Description[edit] Money Laundering is a made-up crime « Real Virtual Currency With all of the recent news regarding FinCEN, money transmitters, and money service businesses, Bitcoin enthusiasts are able to witness a side of the law that usually operates in obscurity, not necessarily because of anything particularly sinister, but rather because it’s intolerably boring – unless, of course, it is affecting you personally. The term “money laundering,” the process of concealing illicit sources of money, is getting thrown around a lot lately, particularly by the regulators. But it rolls off of the tongues of regular folks as well. Most people probably would agree, yes, we must do something about this money laundering problem.

Beaucoup d'espoirs reposent sur les plastiques biosourcés de deuxième génération La biomasse représente l’une des principales alternatives à l’utilisation du pétrole dans la plasturgie. Alcimed a dressé un état des lieux du marché et a identifié les freins à son développement. Le point avec Arnaud Gabenisch, responsable du pôle économie durable dans cette société de conseil. Arnaud GabenischResponsable du pôle économie durable chez Alcimed

This Could Be Big - Yahoo! News - Framasoft Framafox Even with an increasing number of car manufacturers building hybrid cars, it's hard for a lot of people to justify buying a new car for an extra 10 miles per gallon in fuel savings. But a former IBM engineer and current professor at Middle Tennessee State University named Charles Perry and his students have designed a hybrid retrofit kit that may soon turn any gas powered car or truck into a hybrid. It's been in the works for the past few years, but the technology is getting closer to becoming a reality.

Grow Mushrooms At Home : Start From Spawn Cultivate food without land… impossible you say ? Look at this post and think “Mushrooms !”. When we found ourselves with no garden, no soil neither sun, the idea came of growing mushrooms indoors in our living room and kitchen, and recycle many waste, such as coffee ground or cardboard. Energy from biomass: the size of the global resource A debate has been raging about the role biomass could play in the future energy system: some say it could play a major role in fuelling the planet, others argue it risks an environmental disaster. To get to the heart of the controversy, UKERC researchers at Imperial College London have undertaken the first systematic review of the evidence base. The report, which reviews more than 90 global studies, suggests that up to one fifth of global energy could be provided by biomass (plants) without damaging food production. It finds that the main reason scientists disagree is that they make different assumptions about population, diet, and land use.

Surfboards to ship in compostable packaging Fully compostable mushroom-based protective packaging will be used to ship stand-up paddle surfboards from PUMA to retailers or directly to people who order them online. Based in Herzogenaurach, Germany, PUMA has partnered with Ecovative, a company that uses mushroom technology to make a replacement for plastic foam packaging. Fungal mycelium (the equivalent of mushroom “roots”) is grown on agricultural crop waste and is molded to form this unique packaging called EcoCradle. Bio-adaptation of fungi to grow materials By harnessing the evolved efficiency of nature, Ecovative is literally growing some remarkable materials and products using fungi and agricultural waste. This post dives in on the thinking behind these radical ecological innovations. Ecovative uses mushroom technology to grow EcoCradle protective packaging, which is a renewable and compostable replacement for Styrofoam and other plastic foams. We use the “roots” of mushrooms, called mycelium, to glue together agricultural byproducts like oat hulls or cotton burrs into any shape.

Oh I wish I kenw, I dont speak french at all, if I find something I will rememmber to let you know:) by leanaspahija Jun 4

A lot of fantastic, speakers and subjects ! Great to learn English. if something equivalent exist in French I'm interessed to know... here for example by ocpourvoir Jun 4

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