National Second prize winner


Biodegradable biocomposites made of organic and agroforestry byproducts and fungi.


Spawnfoam aims at disrupting the biocomposite market by substantially eliminate plastic use.
We have developed a new biocomposite material based in agroforestry wastes and inactivated fungi, whose first commercial application are plant pots that are environmental friendly, customizable, easy to use and increase the plant survival in forestation projects. Its possible applications are endless, such as packaging, plantation pots and boards for thermal and acoustic insulation.

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  • 2018 Participant
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  • Sustainable Production Systems
  • Portugal

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  • Pedro Mendes – CEO – Mechanical Engineer | Guilhermina Marques – Partner - Prof./Inv.@UTAD | Cynthia Malhadas – Biotech Engineer

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