Fungal mycelium on the job
I was disappointed to see that Radical Mycology’s Indiegogo Campaign Bioremediation of Industrial Pollution came up short of its $50,000 goal. Too bad, because it was a project worthy of support. They did raise almost $7,000 though. Perhaps they will try again with a more modest proposal. An exploratory project with a bit less scope might be the best way to move forward. Spend a little, get some results, collect some data, and then go for more. Here is a little bit more information about the project and its goals:
It is estimated that over 18.5 billion gallons of petroleum now contaminate the biodiverse and ecologically unique Amazon rainforest, and that number is getting bigger every day. Amazon Mycorenewal Project is developing an low-cost, open-source biofiltration system that uses fungi, plants, bacteria, and biochar to clean up the existing mess, and prevent further contamination. AMP is the only example of a large-scale, long-term, real-world myco and bio remediation project in the world!
But this grassroots work can only grow as big as we can support it.
This campaign will help develop grassroots bioremedition into a truly viable technology, and is an important step in creating a more sustainable and healthy future for our planet.
And check out these videos from Radical Mycology:
Biochar Rocket Stove