Making Something Out of Mushrooms: Market Report Highlights Opportunities and Challenges

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In New York, Future Market Insights published a report about the current state and future of mushrooms in the biomaterials market. The report highlights the great opportunities for using mushrooms as biodegradable organic alternatives to replace plastics and other oil or synthetic based products. For example, mushrooms can be very useful when integrated with other agricultural by-products like woody or cellulosic biomass to create boards for the furniture market. Mushrooms are also very light and easy to transport and compostable, yet mushroom roots can create strong building and insulating materials. The report notes the global mushroom market is relatively new and has some challenges with limited current availability, and lists Ecovative Design as the only established mushroom market player today.