Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Selected media campaigns and press releases
New Natural Material Replaces Petroleum-Based, Non-Biodegradable Polystyrene

Rensselaer Students create new field from mushroom roots & agricultural waste

Two young Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduates are taking on the multi-billion dollar polystyrene packaging and insulation industries with their revolutionary, low-cost biomaterial made of mushroom roots and agricultural wastes no one else wants. The new composite is sustainable, structurally strong and fire-resistant. It requires almost no energy to produce, leaves no waste, and is biodegradable.

Media Reach: global audience of 250 million.