Speaker Sam HARRINGTON

Biography

Sam Harrington joined Ecovative when the company was just a few people in a basement with a wild idea to harness mycelium to revolutionize the way materials are made. He's helped develop the automated bio-manufacturing system that harnesses living fungi to turn agricultural crop wastes into protective packaging. Mushroom Packaging is now sold throughout North America and manufacturing is presently expanding to Europe and Asia. Sam has conducted Life Cycle Assessments of the production system to inform engineering decisions and minimize Ecovative's environmental footprint. Sam now works with industry leading partners to develop and launch disruptive new products that leverage the unique performance and sustainability attributes of Mushroom Materials. Sam received a dual B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Product Design from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Bibliography

Great press article in The New Yorker

Video - Sam Harrington presenting Ecovative

Video - TedX GrandRapids : Sam Harrington - Innovate : Ultra-Rapid Renewables

Follow him on twitter: @ecovative

Office :
New Product Development Director
Organization :
Ecovative
Country :
USA