Sept. 9, 2009 – Add another accolade to the growing list about Ecovative, the company that is using mushrooms and other organic materials for a drop-in replacement to styrofoam. The company, recently highlighted in Popular Science, was last week featured on CNN.com's "Young People Who Rock" blog as well as on a CNN.com Live Interview with 24-year-old founders/innovators Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre.
A recipient of an NCIIA E-team grant in 2007, Ecovative is creating creating cost competitive alternatives to synthetics like foams and plastics. They are creating two revolutionary new products. EcoCradle™, a compostable packaging material and Greensulate™, a organic insulation. Visit http://www.ecovativedesign.com/ for more information.