Global Mycelium Research Report 2023-2028: From Construction to Skin Care - Mycelium's Customizability Shaping Industries Globally

Dublin, Aug. 29, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Mycelium Market - A Global and Regional Analysis: Focus on Mycelium Product and Application, Supply Chain Analysis, and Country Analysis - Analysis and Forecast, 2023-2028" report has been added to's offering.

The global mycelium market was valued at $2.85 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach $4.76 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 9.39% between 2023 and 2028.

As the mycelium market takes its early steps, the realm of research and development is abuzz with efforts to create mycelium-based products. This surge is aligned with evolving consumer preferences shifting towards plant-based meat and veganism.

The global mycelium market's trajectory is set to be propelled by the escalating demand for sustainable materials and their role in fostering a circular economy.

Within this landscape, significant opportunities emerge in the form of increased investments in mycelium research and development. The versatile properties of mycelium enable customization for various applications, driving its adoption across pharmaceuticals, construction, electronics, and skincare industries.

With the world's gaze on achieving net-zero emissions, the paradigm shift towards eco-friendly, sustainable products not only addresses pressing environmental concerns but also unveils substantial sales and financing prospects. This transformation is particularly pronounced in the food and beverages sector, especially in regions like North America and Europe. Notably, U.S. plant-based meat retail sales surged by 7%, hitting an impressive $8 billion in 2022. This trend underscores mycelium's potential as a promising alternative to traditional animal-based food products.

Moreover, mycelium-based packaging is set to make waves in the plastic and styrofoam packaging industry. Pioneering companies like Dell and IKEA have already ventured into mycelium-based packaging materials for their products. Cosmetic companies, recognizing its strength and leakproof attributes, are also embracing mycelium-based packaging. As a result, mycelium's customizable nature positions it as a versatile choice across industries worldwide.

How can this report add value to an organization?

The product segment helps the reader understand the different types of mycelium products available for deployment in food and beverage, clothing, packaging, and other industries and their potential globally. Therefore, the mycelium business is a low-investment and high-revenue generating agricultural model.

The global mycelium market has seen major development by key players operating in the market, such as business expansion, partnership, collaboration, and joint venture. The favored strategy for the companies has been product launches to strengthen their position in the mycelium market. For instance, in January 2022, M&S Food collaborated with Monaghan Group to supply mycelium protein-based vegetable balls and vegetable mince to expand its plant-based kitchen range.

Key players in the global mycelium market analyzed and profiled in the study involve mycelium-based product manufacturers that provide raw or processed products. Moreover, a detailed competitive benchmarking of the players operating in the global mycelium market has been done to help the reader understand how players stack against each other, presenting a clear market landscape.

Additionally, comprehensive competitive strategies such as partnerships, agreements, and collaborations will aid the reader in understanding the untapped revenue pockets in the market.

Key Market Players and Competition Synopsis

The companies that are profiled have been selected based on inputs gathered from primary experts and analyzing company coverage, product portfolio, and market penetration.

The global mycelium market is fragmented due to the presence of many regional and domestic players in different countries. Collectively these companies account for approximately 35.09% of the total global mycelium market. Other 64.91% of the market share is dominated by Mycorena, eniferBio, Bosque Foods, Aqua Cultured Foods, Kinoko-Tech, and others.

Out of the total number of companies analyzed, 55% belong to the food and beverage industry, and the remaining 45% belong to other segments such as the packaging industry and textile industry.

Market Segmentation

The global mycelium market in the application segment is expected to be dominated by the food and beverage industry. This is due to mycelium being a highly nutritious product and its property to be customized and processed to derive a variety of products.

The global mycelium market in the nature segment is slightly more dominated by the processed mycelium segment. This is due to the wide variety of products that can be manufactured, resulting in its higher adoption and usage by end users worldwide.

The pre-formed product segment dominates the global mycelium market in the form segment due to the higher adoption of products such as food and beverage, clothing, and packaging from the pre-formed product. The powder form captures the second position due to the composition mix's prolonged shelf life and durability.

Recent Developments in the Global Mycelium Market

  • In March 2023, Better Meat Co established its first-ever Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). The board consists of leading authorities in filamentous fungi, cell biology, metabolism, genetics, and food safety, which supports The Better Meat Co's initiatives to improve the use of mycelium in applications for both hybridized and animal-free meat.
  • In November 2022, to create and market the "next generation of mycelium materials" for footwear, clothing, and accessories, Ecovative LLC partnered with premium leather manufacturer Ecco Leather, a division of the Danish footwear giant Ecco.
  • In January 2023, MyForest Foods Co. announced the launch of a new product named My Jerky. Similar to MyBacon, which is a vegan alternative to pork bacon, MyJerky is a mycelium-based alternative to beef jerky.
  • In November 2022, Meati Inc. introduced the Miso Meati Bowl in collaboration with Sweetgreen, a new flavor-packed, nutritious ready-to-eat rice bowl. This is Meati's first time appearing on a fast-casual restaurant menu and Sweetgreen's first mycelium-based collaboration.
  • In April 2023, eniferBio raised $11 million in a Series A funding round from Nordic Foodtech Ventures, Tesi, Valio, Voima Ventures, and Aqua-Spark to expand the business of PEKILO P65.

Key Attributes:

Report AttributeDetails
No. of Pages358
Forecast Period2023 - 2028
Estimated Market Value (USD) in 2023$3.03 Billion
Forecasted Market Value (USD) by 2028$4.76 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate9.4%
Regions CoveredGlobal

Industry Outlook


  • Boosts Circular Economy
  • Mycelium-Based Organo-Electronics
  • Growing Utilization of Bio-Fabrication Technique
  • Ecosystem/Ongoing Programs
  • Regulatory Landscape

Business Opportunities

  • Increasing Research and Development Investments in the Mycelium Sector
  • Emerging Multi-Directional Applications of Mycelium
  • Adoption of Mycelium in the Pharmaceutical and Skin Care Industry
  • Adoption of Mycelium to Manufacture Biodegradable Materials
  • Adoption of Mycelium in the Textile and Fashion Industry
  • Adoption of Mycelium to Produce Sustainable Packaging
  • Adoption of Mycelium to Manufacture Construction Materials
  • Modifiable Material Characteristics of Mycelium

Business Drivers

  • Increasing Innovation in Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Products
  • Shift in Consumer Behavior and Preference
  • Advancements in Research and Technology

Business Challenges

  • Challenge of Scalability and Commercialization
  • Transition from Conventional Materials
  • Market Strategies and Developments
  • Product Development and Innovation

Market Developments

  • Corporate Strategies
  • Partnership, Collaboration, and Joint Venture
  • Snapshot of Corporate Strategies Adopted by the Key Players in the Global Mycelium Market

Case Studies

  • Bosque Foods in Food and Beverage Industry
  • Ecovative LLC in Packaging Industry
  • MycoWorks in Textile Industry

Investment Landscape

  • Funding Analysis
  • Major Investors
  • Funding Landscape

Key Companies Profiled:

Food and Beverage Industry

  • Aqua Cultured Foods
  • Bosque Foods
  • Chinova Bioworks
  • Kinoko-Tech
  • Meati Inc.
  • Monaghan Group
  • Mush Foods
  • Mushlabs
  • MycoTechnology, Inc.
  • MyForest Foods Co.
  • Nature's Fynd
  • Quorn
  • The Better Meat Co

Packaging Industry

  • Biomyc
  • Magical Mushroom Company
  • Mushroom Material

Textile Industry

  • Bolt Threads
  • Mycotech Lab
  • MycoWorks

Other Key Players

  • Ecovative LLC
  • eniferBio
  • Groundwork BioAg
  • mogu
  • Mycorena

Scope of the Report


  • Food and Beverage Industry
  • Packaging Industry
  • Textile Industry
  • Others


  • Raw
  • Processed


  • Pre-Formed Product
  • Powder
  • Liquid Culture
  • Tablet and Capsule


  • North America - U.S., Canada, and Mexico
  • Europe - Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, France, and Rest-of-Europe
  • China
  • U.K.
  • Asia-Pacific - Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand, and Rest-of-Asia-Pacific
  • South America - Brazil, Argentina, Peru, and Rest-of-South America
  • Middle East and Africa - South Africa, Israel, U.A.E., and Rest-of-Middle East and Africa

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