Mycelium leather production at 1 meter per minute at VTT

Recently a group of scientists at VTT demonstrated continuous production of mycelium leather at 1 meter per minute.


Fungal mycelium is produced in a bioreactor, collected and processed. The mycelium can then be casted continuously to produce a film. Finally the sheet is dried resulting in a leather-like material.

This new material can be colored and patterned while the production method ensures consistent material quality with competitive production costs. The material is 100% biobased and production is environmentally sustainable.




This video is part of the Synbio Powerhouse annual seminar : Why the Bioeconomy needs Synthetic Biology.