Mykor - Mykofoam
From London, trained in Architecture, Olivia has been Portugal based since 2017 and fluent in Portuguese. Some of her previous projects include working on a residential construction using ‘hempcrete’ in Porto and also developing innovative interior tiles for the French luxury conglomerate LVMH. She has worked with VerdeOeste project management, with CRU Arquitectura, and as a sustainability assessor for LiderA, the Portuguese body for sustainability certification. She has also co-founded Rede Construção Sustentável (Network of Sustainable Construction) in Portugal.
11% of worldwide carbon emissions come from building materials manufacturing. Mykor decarbonises the construction industry by developing carbon-negative materials.
Founders of Mykor, Olivia Page and Valentina Dipietro met in 2019 bringing together their complementary skills: Olivia’s architectural understanding of building materials and Valentina's product design and material development. In 2021, they founded Mykor to address the huge potential for manufacturing carbon-negative construction insulation.
The company’s R&D team is based in the U.K. and its pilot factory is in Portugal.
Our first product, MykoFoam is an internal acoustic and thermal carbon-negative insulation sheet, that can be also left exposed. It is 100% made of renewable and bio-based materials sourced from industrial waste. Our technology presents improved water-proofing and stabilising properties for increased durability, whilst maintaining the breathable and fire-retardant benefits of mycelium insulation.
Mykor insulation sequesters -22kg of CO2 per m3 and its manufacturing process utilises 90% less water and 40% less electricity than polystyrene.
On average we have estimated that we will be able to repurpose 2 000 tonnes of industrial waste per year and 10 000 tonnes in the next five years.
Our product is:
- 100 % Circular
- Highly Thermal and Acoustic
- Highly Fire Retardant
- Easy to Apply