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Company Information:

Company Name:
ECOVATIVE DESIGN LLC
Address:
70 COHOES AVE
Troy, NY 12183-1518
Phone:
(518) 690-0399
URL:
N/A
EIN:
260428421
DUNS:
806335977
Number of Employees:
62
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $859,781.00 8
SBIR Phase II $1,387,570.00 4

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
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Susan VanHook, Mycologist
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
Award Amount:
$130,581.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
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
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
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
Award Amount:
$225,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
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
Award Amount:
$149,301.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
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
Award Amount:
$149,900.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
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
Award Amount:
$401,387.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
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
Award Amount:
$465,604.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
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
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Lucy Greethem – 518-273-3752
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

Mycological Biopolymer as a Replacement for Expanded Plastic Foams

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$295,579.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
Lucy Greetham – (518) 273-3753
Abstract:
Plastics and petroleum-based foams are a conventional solution for the material needs of many industries. Today these non-biodegradable, fossil fuel derived products compose 13 percent of all municipal solid waste streams, as opposed to 1 percent in 1960. This waste stream is associated with a… More

Absorbent Fungal Biocomposites For Use As Soilless Growth Mediums

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Sarah Araldi, Senior Biologist – 518-273-3753
Abstract:
Soilless growth mediums widely used throughout the horticultural industry are either synthetic in origin, or require synthetic chemicals and energy-intensive processing. Ecovative & #39;s biomaterial consists of a self-assembling moldable mass of fungal mycelium, which acts as a biological resin… More

Fungal Mycelium Biocomposites for Absorbent Floral Foam Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
USDA
Principal Investigator:
Greg Tudryn, Senior Scientist – 518-273-3753
Abstract:
Ecovative & #39;s vision is to grow sustainable products that directly replace the toxic plastics that poison our planet. The use and handling of phenol-formaldehyde foams and resins in the floricultural industry have documented environmental health and safety concerns. Although the physical… More