Hello I am Li Li, a master student at the university of Brussels. Exploring the end of life of mycelium composites, is the topic that I will be researching for my master thesis. Ideally, this master thesis subject would include an analysis of all possible waste streams of mycelium composites. Due to a lack af data, the end of life phase will be conceptual. One aspect that I will research (hands-on) is the biodegradability of the material.
This thesis concerns various questions that I would like to answer:
1/ Are mycelium composites degradable? If so, how long (first estimation) does it take for the sample to degrade completely?
2/ How do mycelium composites degrade? From the outside to the inside or is a interal reaction triggered?
3/ What other waste methods are possible to process these materials?
Hoping that I will be able to achieve this, let’s start this journey!