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Bio Boards

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Berea College Spring 2012 | Senior Capstone Research
Using Ecovative's mycology based packaging strategy, I grew mycelium (mushroom roots that act as a bio adhesive) in grain and then performed, density, weight and Rockwell hardness tests on the fiberglass coated substrate to see whether the composite might work as a viable renewable substitution for petroleum based foams in sport craft manufacturing.

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Bio Boards

  1. 1. Bio Boards: A Study in Myco - Composites By Monica Leslie
  2. 2. Purpose of the Study
  3. 3. BIO-Boards
  4. 4. Construction Basics Measured on Mohs Scale
  5. 5. CONCLUSION Mushroom sample: • Heavier Weight • Compression variables in Hardness Testing • Difficulty acquiring consistent density, thickness, etc. • Not suitable for Home Scale • Needs Controlled, Sterile Environment • Further Lab Testing • Does have Potential for Future Casting Applications
  6. 6. References http://plo0m.deviantart.com/art/Surf-Silhouette-186815418 http://www.masterfile.com/stock-photography/image/400- 04024211/Abstract-black-and-white-ink-border-with-copy-space http://www.flickr.com/photos/aspensnowmass/6396499765/ http://snowboarding.transworld.net/1000088545/ugc/ugc- images/silhouette/ http://www.openphotographyforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9959 s http://www.treehugger.com/culture/bamboo-and-soy-improve-surfing.html http://www.balsaboardseurope.com/PAGINA%2001%20English.htm http://1x57.com/2011/08/13/green-surfboards/ http://www.koaa.com/news/surfboards-made-of-soy-based-foam/ http://surftherenow.com/2008/09/06/return-to-grace-wooden- and-environmentally-sustainable-surfboards/ http://bamboosurfboardshawaii.com/surfboards.html http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_7910000/newsid_7916500/7916550.stm http://1000surfboardgraveyard.blogspot.com/p/1000sg.html http://www.indemand.com/product/view/58598 http://www.colourbox.com/image/silhouette-of-branches-of-tree-on-winter-image-3218421 http://www.colourbox.com/image/vector-silhouette-of-the-branch-tree-on-white-background-image-2095040 http://www.photowall.eu/canvas/foggy-winter http://www.mediatinker.com/blog/2008/06/ http://www.behance.net/angiesbrown/frame/2778133 Questions?

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