The BIOrescue project aims to provide a solution by creating a novel biorefinery concept for mushroom compost, transforming it into valuable bio-based products such as bio-pesticides, biodegradable nano-carriers for drug or fertiliser encapsulation, and bio-based horticultural fertilisers.

The concept will be developed for a conventional mushroom farm in Ireland that will be retrofitted to become a sustainable and efficient biorefinery. To strengthen the competitiveness of the novel biorefinery concept, project partners will conduct economic and environmental impact assessments of the newly developed processes and bio-based products.

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Mushroom Agaricus bisporus
Application area
Fine chemicals Pharma
Research stage
Relevant plant compounds

Examples of end products


Biodegradable nano-carriers for drug encapsulation

New enzymes

Pros and cons

Used conversion methods

Mechanical-Physical processes

Thermochemical processes