Bio-factories are focused on the production of the mycelium substrate which is at the heart of our Urban Farms and our additive. One bio-factory is able to feed up to 10 urban farms.

Each Bio-factory is future-oriented and avoids waste while reducing the resources needed in the production process, helping the pursue of global agriculture goals. The process can be managed in a relatively small space of 600 square meters.

The value of a Bio factory is 600.000 euros, and we provide financing options to help you kick-start the business while guaranteeing an 8% return on your investment.

FAQ

How does decentralised production work?

As a first step, we are setting substrate Biofactories in chosen locations, in Europe (EEE).

The Biofactory will serve our partner, local farms, that will be distributed locally according to supply necessity.

The Biofactory will produce substrate and supply at least ten mushroom farms.

The Biofactory will also reuse the substrate once after use, recondition and resell it as fertiliser or another ecologically neutral by product.

What is the benefit of a decentralised production method?

It is an excellent idea not to transport food, and make it travel great distances. We don’t waste time and energy carrying it around.

There is this thing about mushrooms, unlike plants, they don’t need sunlight. They can be produced, anywhere, a basement, the garage, the attic, a room...

Because of this, there is a lot of flexibility to move the food production exactly where the consumer is, in town, or your village.

It means, the contact with the community its people, restaurants, markets, groceries, is simplified.

It also means you will be creating jobs locally, for the farms.

What kind of physical structure do we need to install a Biofactory?

The machinery, operation and storage on a Biofactory will need a covered area of at least five hundred square meters.

The Biofactory can fit in pre-existing places such as warehouses, garages, basements and so on, provided they have windows to ventilate and water drainage.

Does the location of the Biofactories affect the site of the Mushroom Farms?

To fulfil our pledge for an ecological project, aiming for decentralisation, the reduction of transportation costs, and the creation of a circular economy, we determined that the Biofactories will work with a maximum radius of 200Km from the farms.

What does a Biofactory produce?

Our Biofactories will produce up to 25 Tons of Shimejito® incubated substrates for mushroom harvesting and up to 30 (thirty) tons of organic compost, ready to use as fertiliser.

How many mushroom farms does a Biofactory supply?

Each Biofactory has to supply from 2 (two) to 10 (ten) mushroom farms.

How does the Biofactory sell its production?

The Biofactory prioritises the sale of the substrate to our partner farms. The remaining production capacity can be used to supply other consumption of substrate, provided it does not create competition with local farms.

There is freedom in sales, but they operate through our management platform.

Does the producer have any advantages with selling his Biofactory products through the Shimejito website?

Yes, the possibility of commissioning.

How do I become a partner in a Biofactory?

As we plan to build substrate Biofactories, we sell:

1.- The reservation of the right to become a partner in a specific area.

2.- Shares of the biofactories.

Be our business partner and profit from the mushroom substrate and fertiliser production.