PermaFungi cultivates oyster mushrooms on coffee grounds.
This is episode 3 of the series 'Trends Gamechangers'.
The Trends Impact Podcast takes you on an exciting journey through the environmental and societal achievements of companies making a positive impact on our planet. Over nine episodes, winners and nominees of the Trends Impact Awards 2022 share their stories. The host is Britt Buseyne, a Trends columnist and founder of the podcast Sustainababbels. In each episode, an expert from Antwerp Management School provides analysis and background.
In this episode, Britt Buseyne discusses with Stijn Roovers from PermaFungi and Ewald Van den Auwelant from Antwerp Management School. Embracing the concept of no waste in nature, PermaFungi utilizes coffee grounds as a substrate to cultivate oyster mushrooms. The resulting compost, known as 'champost,' is also employed by PermaFungi to create biodegradable material that can serve as a substitute for plastic. With a European subsidy of 2 million euros, they aim to scale up and market the production of so-called 'mycomaterial' in the coming years.
The Trends Impact Podcast is an initiative by Trends and Antwerp Management School. The Trends Impact Awards are organized by Trends and PWC, in collaboration with Antwerp Management School.
This podcast is in Dutch.
by Ewald Van den Auwelant, Stijn Roovers
| September 5, 2023