Ecovative Design Makes Car Parts Out Of Mushrooms

Ecovative Design Makes Car Parts Out Of Mushrooms

The company is collaborating with Ford to develop a fungus-based foam for use in creating bumpers, doors and dashboards.

Emma Hutchings
  • 5 april 2011

Founded in 2007 in New York by Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre, Ecovative Design produces eco-friendly materials for use in organic packaging and insulation. They utilize fungal mycelium (the roots of mushrooms) as a resin to hold ‘agricultural byproducts’ together to create a rigid material, which has many uses.

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