Biomaterials Incubation System

Field support for custom automated incubators for mycelium leather

Bolt Threads is developing a revolutionary leather alternative material, Mylo™, made from mycelium, the underground root structure of mushrooms.

Bolt turned to Mosaic to provide field support, equipment upgrades, and troubleshooting services for their custom R&D incubator systems used in evaluating mycelium growth conditions. The project included:

  • Review of technical design files for custom hardware and facilities walkthrough
  • Troubleshooting and upgrades to RS-485 sensor networks to eliminate electrical interference
  • Coordinating Labview software updates for environmental control (CO2, humidity, and airflow)
  • Recommendations for water and compressed air delivery improvements
  • Replacing and weatherproofing cabling within incubators
  • Upgrades to airflow control system to enable closed-loop control of fan speed