Mycorena AB was founded in 2017 as a spin-off company from the Swedish Centre for Research Recovery. The technology, based on using edible filamentous fungi, allows for a completely bio-based method of turning various industrial waste streams into customizable high-value products. The strategy “wealth from waste” is the main engine that can transform industries across the globe into true circular economies.
Using circular economy in industry means reusing many of the resources that are usually disposed as waste in traditional, “linear” industries. The classic linear economy model leads to issues of resource under-utilization, rising waste management costs, and unnecessary environmental stress. By adopting a circular economy approach, however, industrial processes feed into themselves in order to become regenerating rather than self-depreciating.