Mycelium Carbon Vaults
HiveMind began 12 years ago as an adjunct to the Chicago Green Roof Program. Two mycologists designed a mycelium blend to find out if drawing and sequestering significant amounts of CO2 was possible on small urban lots was feasible. They gave out a series of small grants for community centers to install a green roof inoculated with mycelium. The results were even more impressive than hoped for. It was possible to sequester the carbon footprint of the average American, 20 tons, in a garden, lawn, or urban lot.
In 2015, we were approached by Marcella Naverro with Cummins Diesel to see if our technology could help them meet their carbon budget. After pilots in the UK and Germany proved successful, we expanded to other sites and brought on Royal Dutch Shell, CBRE Real Estate, and other Fortune 200 companies as clients.
We completed the pilot project for Cummins in Huddersfield, UK on a green roof sequestering hundreds of metric tons of CO2. Cummins then had Europe’s number one industrial processor certifier called EEVS (Europe’s Number One Industrial Process Verifier: http://www.eevs.co.uk/) verify all our data.