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.

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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

Press Releases:

  • 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

  • Herald-Dispatch newspaper

  • Register-Herald newspaper

  • West Virginia University Institute of Technology

  • New River Gorge Development and Authority


Get in Touch

Lewisburg, WV 24901, USA


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