Peter Orrell, Founder and CEO of MycoNourish was an RSE Enterprise Fellow between 2017-18, funded by Scottish Enterprise.
Based at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee, MycoNourish harness the power of beneficial fungi to enhance crop production. Using a ground-breaking process, the company customise ‘arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi’ that work in symbiosis with plants, acting as a secondary root system to increase plant health and improve the quality and quantity of crop yields.
MycoNourish hope to have a positive impact on the environment. In the EU, €143B is lost by growers to wastage in primary production each year. By improving crop quality, MycoNourish aim to lower wastage, improve food security and our reduce reliance on emission-heavy imports.