12 May 2021
Sounds good, that mycelium!
Mycelium bio-composites consist of two components: natural fibers and mycelium, the "root network" of mushrooms, which acts as a natural glue to bind the fibers. These bio-composites can have properties that are comparable to polystyrene foam or sheet materials, depending on the manufacturing process. Students conduct research into the acoustic properties of the biobased material.
03 May 2021
Energy efficient dwellings by circular facade renovation
Ana Luíza Bitar, a civil engineering bachelor student from Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil, is already since January 2020 in the Netherlands. She spent half a year in Groningen for the minor Urban Regeneration at Hanze UAS. Currently, she is doing her graduation internship at Zuyd UAS on the topic: Energy efficient dwellings by urban mined biomimicry-based facade renovation, as part of the Drive 0 project.
29 April 2021
First CurCol event successful
On the 20th of April the first CurCol event took place. More than 50 participants listened online to the inspirering presentations of Centexbel, Centre of Expertise Biobased Economy, Rodenburg Biopolymers and DeltaQ.
02 April 2021
Mycelium testing
As part of the Mycelium Boards and Building on Mycelium projects, 3 students started working on mycelium processing. This project was offered within the Biobased Building minor at HZ University of Applied Sciences. Students Ahmed, Julia and Thomas talk about their research and experiences.

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