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Company Information:

Name: Ecovative Design LLC
Address: 70 Cohoes Ave.
Green Island, NY 12183-1540
Located in HUBZone: Yes
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (518) 690-0399

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $659,782.00 6
SBIR Phase II $4,568,241.00 3

Award List:

Testing the Viability of Agricultural Byproducts as a Replacement for Mineral Particles In a Novel, Low embodied Energy, Construction Material

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Susan VanHook, Mycologist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
GreensulateTM is an affordable, biodegradable replacement for polystyrene/polyurethane foam building products, poised to replace petrol-foams in the rigid board insulation market. This patent pending technology uses the vegetative growth stage of a benign fungus (mycelium: P.ostreatus, I.obliquus,… More

SBIR Phase I: Method of Disinfecting Precursor Materials using Plant Essential Oils for a new Material Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Gavin R. McIntyre, BS
Award Amount: $130,581.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project seeks to further reduce the economic and environmental costs associated with sterilization of precursor materials for the Mycobond platform. Mycobond is a revolutionary material that is grown from agricultural byproducts and a vegetative… More

New indust. crop yielding a biomaterial that will reduce dependence on foriegn oil and increase the econ. sustainability of farms in America

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Gavin R. McIntyre, Engineer
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Foreign petroleum constitutes more than 60% of the oil used in the United States, and although significant strides are being taken to ensure future independence for fuel needs, the 10% of petroleum imports that are used as feedstock to produce materials are typically ignored. High density… More

Development and Demonstration of a Low Embodied Energy, Construction Material that Replaces Expanded Polystyrene and Other Synthetic Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Gavin McIntyre
Award Amount: $225,000.00
Abstract:
The MycoBond™ platform is an innovative material technology that converts industrial and agricultural byproducts into a high-performance, cost-competitive biocomposite.  Positioned as a direct replacement for hydrocarbon-derived synthetics, such as expanded polystyrene, MycoBond™… More

SBIR Phase I: Using Mycelium As A Matrix For Binding Natural Fibers And Core Filler Materials In Sustainable Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Sue S. Van Hook
Award Amount: $149,301.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project seeks to address the steadily growing but unsustainable polymer matrix composite (PMC) market. PMCs are leveraged for their high strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratios as compared to conventional engineering materials, but are… More

SBIR Phase I: Gel-Assisted Casting of a Self-Assembling Biocomposite Material

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Daniel S. Flagg
Award Amount: $149,900.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop an innovative, environmentally benign process for forming net shape products of superior quality and performance from dissimilar biomaterial components. Plastics and foams are dependent upon inherently unsustainable raw materials,… More

SBIR Phase II: Method of Disinfecting Precursor Materials using Plant Essential Oils for a new Material Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Gavin R. McIntyre
Award Amount: $3,877,637.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project seeks to further develop, and demonstrate at scale, a biological disinfection process that has exhibited superior microbial inactivation to steam pasteurization at a lower cost. This process leverages dilute concentrations (0.5-0.875%… More

SBIR Phase II: Using Mycelium As A Matrix For Binding Natural Fibers And Core Filler Materials In Sustainable Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Sue S. Van Hook
Award Amount: $465,604.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project seeks to further quantify the mechanical performance of mycological bio-composites that address the automotive and structural core industries, while concurrently scaling and demonstrating material production. The engineered composites… More

Growth of a Fungal Biopolymer to Displace Common Synthetic Polymers and Exotic Woods

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Lucy Greethem – 518-273-3752
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
The use of plastic (polyethylene, Polypropylene, polyurethane and poly lactic acid) has grown and continues to grow steadily because of the materials’ high strength-to-weigh ratios, low cost, and ease of molding as compared to conventional natural materials. Unfortunately, almost all commercial… More