Mushrooms Replace Fossil Fuels

Inspired by mushroom lovers and TED speakers Paul Stamets (a mycologist) and Eben Bayer (a product designer) I thought it might be a good idea to investigate the ways mushrooms might save the world. First up – Mushrooms as Fuel. It was news to me, that besides being delicious wrapped in pastry dough with cheese, mushrooms can also be made into fuel. Paul Stamets proposes generating cellulose from mycelium (the vegetative part of fungus) to produce a bio-fuel he calls econol. As any hippie knows mushrooms grow extremely fast, sometimes they seem to appear overnight – a trait that gave us the English term “to mushroom.

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