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Mycotech Eco-Factory

Cipada, Cisarua

West Bandung Regency

West Java

Indonesia - 40552

 

Mycotech Office

Innovation Factory

Jl. Ir. H.Djuanda No.108,

Lebakgede, Coblong,

Bandung, West Java

Indonesia - 40132

 

 

Mycotech Impact

measurement

 

Carbon Footprint

Measurement Partner

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Adelaide, SA, Australia

IMPACT AWARDS
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Circular Economy Solver 2019

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Our “Impact Measurement” refers to an assessment of impacts from our industrial processes in manufacturing bio-based commercial products for consumers. The Impact Measurement tool is designed to measure performance over time and to allow our company to continuously improve the way we deliver products to the market. 

Why We Measure

GHG are gases that trap heat in the atmosphere. Since the industrial revolution around

1750, the atmospheric concentrations of some GHG have been affected significantly and directly by human activities namely carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), ozone (O3), and synthetic gases, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). This additional GHG in the atmosphere is contributing to global warming and associated climatic changes. It is therefore important to measure our activities and take actions to avoid and reduce GHG emissions.

 

What We Measure

We measure direct and indirect GHG emissions resulted from Mycotech’s operational activities at our eco-factory (1800 m2) and shared office (8.64 m2) with 22 Full-Time Employee; 4 Part-Time Employee, and 5 Non-Staff. A full-cycle baseline footprint should be set up for us to keep track of our emissions over time. The baseline will help the company to keep tracking its emissions and manage its manufacturing processes in efficient ways.

This report, however, Mycotech has decided to measure its GHG from the company’s Kickstarter period of March 2019 to September 2019 as our preliminary effort to better understand our emissions sources. A GHG emissions baseline of Mycotech will be measured in full 12 months cycle in March 2020. In this report, we calculate:

 

  • direct emissions (Scope 1) from the combustion of fuels and natural gas; fugitive emissions from unintentional leakage of GHG that released from refrigerants.

  • indirect emissions (Scope 2) from purchased electricity.

  • indirect emissions (Scope 3) from waste and water consumption.

CARBON​ FOOTPRINT
MEASUREMENT

As mentioned above, Mycotech commits to measure GHG emissions from its industrial processes as our basis of measuring impacts. GHG are gases that trap heat in the atmosphere[1]. Since the industrial revolution around 1750, the atmospheric concentrations of some GHG have been affected significantly and directly by human activities namely carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), ozone (O3), and synthetic gases, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). This additional GHG in the atmosphere are contributing to global warming and to associated climatic changes[2]. It is therefore important to measure our activities and take actions to avoid and reduce GHG emissions. 

 

Mycotech has decided to measure its baseline from the company’s Kickstarter period of March 2019 to September 2019. The organisational boundary of Mycotech is eco-factory (1800 m2) and shared office (8.64 m2) with 22 Full-Time Employee; 4 Part-Time Employee, and 5 Non-Staff. 

Scope 1

Consumption of petrol from company cars; refrigerant leakage; LPG

Scope 2

Electricity consumption from eco-factory and averaged shared office

Scope 3

Vendor/suppliers delivery travels; staff commuting and travels; waste; water

Total GHG Emission​

Scope 1 & 2 from Q2 - Q3 2019

(Tones CO2e)

19.31

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Eco Factory

Shared Office

Standard We Use

  • The Greenhouse Gas Protocol: A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard published by The World Resources Institute and World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

  • National GHG emissions factors to calculate emissions sources of Mycotech.

 

Accountability and transparency 

As part of our commitment to global sustainability movement for fashion and construction materials, we are committed to reduce inefficient use of resources, to reduce by-product waste, and pledged to sell environmentally friendly products to our consumers. Through this carbon footprint measurement, we are committed to transparently publish the result of our industrial processes (operational activities). In addition, we declare our support for fair work representation of farmers and workers involved in manufacturing Mycotech products. Most importantly, we are open for feedback to better improve our production lines. 

Product Concept

The concept of our products Mycelium Leather (Mylea) and Biobo is based upon sustainable design principles i.e. minimizing negative impacts on the environment without sacrificing quality and functionality. We realized this is best done by utilizing timber-industry waste as the majority of the raw ingredients of our products.

Furthermore, a by-product from our mycelium leather (Mylea) is up-cycled into bio-based particleboard (Biobo). All of our products use mycelium as an alternative binding agent rather than the conventional formaldehyde bound particleboard.

[test result] . 

 

Future action to support the circular economy 

A circular economy seeks to eliminate waste and to keep resources in a continually flowing

loop. One of the essential elements for a circular economy is to design and manufacture

products that are made from recycled materials (rather than virgin resources), that can be

4 repaired and/or recycled back into the system.

As part of our commitment to global sustainability movement for fashion and construction materials, we are committed to reduce inefficient use of resources, to reduce by-product waste, and pledged to sell environmentally friendly products to our consumers.

Number of Farmers

200

200

Mycotech partnering with the local mushroom farmer in the region in order to supply growing feedstock

Female Ratio

64%

Mushroom farmers we work with is dominated by women

Number of Agricultural & Industrial Waste Collected

(kg/month)

280

mushroom leather and panel are growing on the agricultural waste substrate which collected from local supplier

Chromium Wastewater

Content

(mg/l)

0.003

Chromium is a common toxic chemical found in leather tanning. Mylea tanning process is 1000x lesser than leather that usually produces 30 mg/l chromium in wastewater.

(Standard : SNI 6989.17.2009 )