Antoni Gandia (AD),

Mycelium insulation panels

First experiments

This mycelium panel was made out of wheat husks and Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) as biological binding agent, grown for three weeks at 25ºC and 85% of relative humidity.

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Mycelium panel - This mycelium panel was made out Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) growing on cereal husks Antoni Gandia (AD)

The main characteristics of the material where the leather-like surface, with hydrophobic repulsion properties, and of course its lightness. The structure was compact, even when the panel was not compressed during the incubation period. The temperature and sound insulation capacities where good while tested on home-made quick experiments. More sampling, microscopical research and deeper testing has to be made on this new biomaterial following the advice on the article 'Mycoinsulation Project'. On the other hand, scale up its production and achieve bigger dimensions of the panel seems not difficult.