Scientists create new building material out of fungus, rice and glass

by Tien Huynh and Mitchell Jones, The Conservation

Would you live in a house made of fungus? It’s not just a rhetorical question: fungi are the key to a new low-carbon, fire-resistant and termite-deterring building material.

This type of material, known as a mycelium composite, uses the Trametes versicolor fungus to combine agricultural and industrial waste to create lightweight but strong bricks. It’s cheaper than synthetic plastics or engineered wood, and reduces the amount of waste that goes to landfill.

read more: https://theconversation.com/scientists-create-new-building-material-out-of-fungus-rice-and-glass-98153

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