CNC Exotic Mushrooms Partners with Ecovative to Develop Bio-based Market in EU

Hedel, the Netherlands – CNC Exotic Mushrooms is partnering with US-based (NY) Ecovative Design to exclusively produce and distribute the Ecovative patented raw materials in Europe, supporting a growing ecosystem of mycelium-based companies and products throughout the European Union.  

Ecovative uses its mycelium bio-fabrication platform to grow award-winning, environmentally friendly materials used in a wide range of products—from home compostable packaging to structural composites for furniture, acoustics, and buildings—and for wetland and landscape restoration. This partnership with CNC, which produces and distributes substrates used by professional growers of edible exotic mushrooms, allows Ecovative to support companies in the EU who want to create new and better products with mycelium.

Eben Bayer, CEO of Ecovative, comments “Ecovative is pleased to partner with CNC as our exclusive mycelium material provider in Europe. CNC brings tremendous expertise in growing mycelium as well as an established network of distribution. Our goal in bringing a supply point of mycelium materials to Europe is to support and nurture the growing ecosystem of mycelium based products. By working with CNC we can assure a safe and certifiable source of mycelium materials.”

Bert Rademakers, CEO of CNC Exotic Mushrooms, comments “We are specialized in exotic mushrooms and mycelium materials is an interesting opportunity to grow our business and contribute to a world with Earth friendly materials. Ecovative can build upon decades of our expertise. Our production facilities are well suited to produce with the Ecovative method.”                                                                      
For European users interested in ordering large quantities of bulk materials, for e.g. building projects, acoustical materials, or packaging, please contact CNC via ( or go to their website:

 If you are an artist or designer and interested in ordering smaller quantities you may visit the Ecovative web-shop ( If you are interested in starting your own mycelium products business in Europe, please contact Ecovative directly or visit for licensing options. 

About Ecovative

Ecovative is a biomaterials company that works to eliminate harmful plastics, obsolete animal slaughter, and enhance the best of plants and trees, using its patented mycelium bio-fabrication platform. Ecovative grows category defining products ranging from leather like textiles to sustainable packaging to high performance foams for apparel and beauty. Ecovative has been widely recognized for its technical and environmental contributions by organizations like the World Economic Forum and in the media including Wired Magazine, Forbes, and Time. Learn more at: 

About CNC

CNC, founded in 1953 by Dutch mushroom growers, is Europe’s largest supplier of substrates for mushroom growing. CNC is the world technology leader in producing reliable and top quality mushroom substrates. CNC has 5 operating companies and 8 locations based in the Netherlands and Poland, the 2 largest mushroom producing countries in Europe and sells to more than 30 countries. CNC is for decades a circular economy company. It converts bio-waste material (like straw and horse manure) environmental friendly into mushroom substrate. On 13 April 2018 the investment of EUR 22 million in the new Indoor Fresh Compost plant in Milsbeek, the Netherlands, was opened by His Majesty King Willem Alexander.

CNC Exotic Mushrooms is the operating company that produces exotic mushroom substrates, which production method is very comparable to mycelium materials.

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