At Micoeden we design and manufacture products that function as elegantly and efficiently as anything
found in the natural world. Our call to action is to enable the built environment to restore ecosystems through responsible material choices.
We are grounded in regenerative processes. Re-imagining waste management and fabrication of materials to produce a generous product that gives more than it takes.
Our belief is in a responsible living economy. Circular, to serve and benefit the environment and stakeholders equally. Micoeden is more than a manufacturer, at the heart of our company we account the total impact a material can have on the health of people and the world at every stage of it’s life cycle. Administering worker and community health and happiness, improving the quality of life through the beauty and functionality of our material.
Our baseline is to demonstrate the possibility for a sustainable future in the fabric of our industrial ecology. We reconcile the need for our production systems to benefit the natural environment, allowing environments with greater biodiversity, resilience and health.
We connect waste with purpose by the remediation
of the built environment. By tapping into the potential of fungi we can restore unwanted materials into revolutionary products of responsibility and efficiency.
Australian homes have the largest foot print in the world. The construction of an average dwelling in Australia generates 17 cubic metres of waste, with over 220,000 homes built annually this equates to 3,740,000 cubic meters of waste per year. As conventional construction methods in our buildings today accounts to over 50% of global green house gas emissions.
For every square meter of construction there is 11.3 cubic centimetres of waste. Construction and demolition waste comprises approximately 40% of Australia’s total waste generation. On average 20-30% of cost overruns in construction is due to material wastage. With tonnes of green waste being transported overseas, and ending up in our landfills we are missing a great opportunity of the life cycle of the natural materials.
We are transforming waste and decay into innovative biomaterials. Our purpose is driven by the need for innovation based on regenerative practices, inspired by the idea of revolutionizing the built environment.
Through zero waste construction, circular design thinking we are saving natural resources, reducing construction costs and providing healthy insulation materials for a comfortable home.
Our research is based on Biomimicry, a practice that learns from and mimics the strategies found in nature to solve complex human design challenges. We are tapping into natures recycling machine the Mycelium Network.
The Mycelium Network is composed of thousands of tiny individual threads of hyphae forming root-like structures whilst they consume the waste by binding it together as a natural polymer to form the organic composite biomaterial.
In production, we upcycle agricultural and industrial waste that would have otherwise gone to landfill into new innovative biocomposite materials. At the end of the materials life cycle it can composted in your garden or fed back into the manufacturing process for the next generation of materials.
Our vision is to create a healthier and more reusable built environment
inspired by natures design. Radical change is needed
to create a much more energy efficient, resource efficient and healthier built environment that addresses the current climate crisis.