mycotechnology /ˈmʌɪkəʊ tɛkˈnɒlədʒi/

A term used by Paul Stamets to describe an effective use of properties and qualities of mycelium to develop new technology.

Through the process of remediation, mycelium can transform toxins (such as crude oil or plastic) into nutrients that can enter back into circulation. Some mushrooms have medicinal properties that benefit both humans and non-humans alike – they are particularly helpful in curtailing the decreasing populations of bees and other insects.

Mycelium and mycotechnologies can also function as a universal building block in fields of architecture, industrial design, agriculture, energy, manufacturing and virtually any area of both human and more-than-human endeavour.