Patent News | "Ford Global Technologies Assigned Patent for Method of Making Foamed Mycelium Structure"

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Ford Global Technologies, Dearborn, Mich., has been assigned a patent (8,227,233) developed by Raymond Edward Kalisz, Livonia, Mich., and Charles Alan Rocco, Milford, Mich., for a "method of making foamed mycelium structure."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of making a molded part, including forming a liquid aggregate from a mixture of finely ground aggregate and a fluid. A mixture of a fungal inoculum and the liquid aggregate is formed. Nanoparticles are homogenously distributed throughout the mixture. The mixture is inserted into a mold cavity. Live mycelium is grown to fill the mold cavity. The live mycelium is heated to terminate further growth and develop a formed part."

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