Future Fungi Welcomes You
Less room for plastic, more room for mushrooms
Future Fungi main goal is to reduce the usage of plastic and styrofoam by introducing new materials which are %100 bio-degradable, plant-based, and also eco- friendly.
Rather than using chemicals or petroleum for the production process, Future Fungi has substituted naturally grown matter which is unique.
The non-biodegradable plastic and styrofoam trash are toxic for the nature and damage our most precious ecosystems.
Future Fungi provides organic and green material in order to grow products that will replace the hazardous plastic trash, protect our natural resources, and also nurture the environment.
What material do we use?
First Stage Prototypes
By using a patented process, agricultural by-products and mushroom spores are mixed to create items that have unique qualities.
Future Fungi has successfully produced %100 bio-degradable first stage prototypes of mycelium based cup/planting pots, mycelium based packing peanuts, and mycelium based board/panel.
These material are light enough to float on water and at the same time strong with superior shock absorbing properties. Heat resistant and water proof are also among these qualities. Once they have served their use, it can be easily added to compost pile or crushed and mixed with soil as a natural fertilizer where the process of biodegradation begins.
Although these items may not be Future Fungi final products to be marketed, they have been made as a proof of concept that the idea of a new environment-friendly based material is not far from imagination but in fact, can be done both energy efficient and cost effectively.
Who is the CEO?
Nima ShahabShahmir is an innovative entrepreneur with the goal to reduce plastic usage in daily life.
His green business, Future Fungi, grows marketable items from unique and eco-friendly material such as mycelium and agriculture waste products.
Nima also studies toward Bachelors of Science in Information Systems at West Virginia University Institute of Technology.
Future Fungi is a West Virginia based environment-friendly small business.
Awards & Press Release
$5,000 Canadian Dollars - United States winner during Commission for Environmental Cooperation Youth Innovation Challenge
Finalist during West Virginia University Show of Hands Business Pitch Competition
Presented during 15th Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol Charleston, WV
Finalist during Saint Louis University “Real Elevator” Business Pitch Competition
Graduate from Robert C. Byrd Institute Ten50 Business Accelerator Program
$10,000 Robert C. Byrd Institute Vanguard Agricultural Challenge Business Assistant Grant
$500 pitch prize New River Gorge Development and Authority Common Grounds Competition
WVVA News Channel Interview
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Médiaterre - French global information website for sustainable development
Panelist during West Virginia University Foundation A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia University
Panelist during West Virginia Community & Development HUB Project
West Virginia University today
Neuron - West Virginia Science & Research magazine
Mountain Messenger newspaper
West Virginia University Institute of Technology
New River Gorge Development and Authority