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Art Shuttle: Grand-Hornu > Brussels: Mushroom Farm Permafungi Saturday 25 january 2020

Mycological-material, a material of the future?

Visit of a unique mushroom farm in Belgium for its cultivation of mushrooms on coffee grounds, in Tour&Taxi.

In nature, there is no such thing as waste. Why not take inspiration from it! Myco-material - a material of the future!

How to transform champost (our residue from oyster mushroom cultivation) into a sustainable and biodegradable material. By adding mycelium!

Recent research shows that mycelium (fungus seed) can be transformed into a material that can replace plastic: myco-material. This material produces ten times less carbon dioxide (CO2) and uses about eight times less energy than polystyrene foam production.

Hand-made and without artificial processes, the mushroom material remains totally natural. Its qualities in terms of waterproofing and fire resistance are interesting for creating quality products that are compostable.

There are many potential applications: in design, insulation and packaging.

To discover without moderation!

  • 9am: departure from the Grand-Hornu to Brussels
  • 10.30am: visit of Permafungi (Tour&Taxi)
  • 12h30: lunch break + possibility of visiting Kanal (currently Europalia exhibition, free admission)
  • 3.30pm: departure for Grand-Hornu
  • 5pm: exhibition visit Nature Morte/Nature Vivante

Package: 15 euros (tickets, guided tours and transport included)

Information and reservations
+32 (0)65 61 39 02
reservations@grand-hornu.be


Reservations before January 20, 2020
Registration is considered as confirmed after receipt of payment. The amount paid is not refundable unless cancelled in the event of force majeure reported 24 hours before the start of the event.

 

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