Ecovative is a biotech company exploring the future of mycelium materials in all kinds of products from food, foams and plastic to furniture. Mycelium (mushroom roots) is an easily scalable product which takes only 9 days to grow.
The company is focusing now on plant-based meat alternatives, using their mycelium-based technology to grow large tissues of gourmet mushrooms with shape and texture of the whole cut of meat. Mushroom foams are infused with plant-based fats, flavors, and seasonings to ensure a familiar "meaty" taste.
Ecovative is also working on other types of meat alternatives such as bacon and is experimenting with mycelium as a cell-based meat alternative.