Smart biomining for a greener economy

A truly scalable & nature-friendly solution

 Our Vision

Regenerative | Smart | Efficient

Our vision is to lead the charge towards a more sustainable future by revolutionizing the recovery of strategic metals through the power of fungi and AI-enabled systems. Our startup aims to change the status quo by providing an IoT-enabled in-situ biomining solution, which is scalable, economical and environmentally friendly. 

Through the use of cutting-edge smart systems and proprietary technology, we strive to develop a robust fungal bioleaching process which is self-regulating. Our mission is to make strategic metal recovery and biomass synthesis accessible to a wider range of small and medium-sized enterprises, providing a people-centric solution that truly fosters social regeneration.

Our Philosophy

“Design, if it is to be ecologically responsible and socially responsive, must be revolutionary and radical.”

V. Papanek (Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change)

Our Solution

Meet Our Team

Who We Are

Aaron Middleton

Aaron Middleton

Partner & CTO

Andrea Daneshfar

Andrea Daneshfar


Ramon Thali

Ramon Thali

COO & Head of Bioengineering

Nele Viaene

Nele Viaene


More roles to follow soon – stay tuned and follow our growing team!

Why FungAI


Socially &



Primary Mining


Economical for Low-Grade Deposits

Our tandem process solution can mitigate risks against metal price volatility and ensures long-term profitability.


Low-Energy Process for Truly "Green Metals"

Passive design principles ensures our embodied energy remains low, which can reduce the embodied energy of critical metal-derived products e.g. batteries.


Community Engagement

Our solution is congruent with empowering local communities and ecological stewardship.


Smart Biomining

Internet-of-Things (IoT) enabled and Industry 4.0 primed, which is self-regulating and ensures future readiness.

Recycling Waste & Bioremediation


Cost-Effective Waste Recovery

Our solution is scalable to both small-scale municipal operations and larger centralized Recycling Centers.


Primed for Mixed Waste

Fully scalable to mixed waste environments, with metal-specific sequential chambers.


Biomass Conversion

Potential to synthesize mycorzhidal fungi into high-value by-products.


Technology Integrator

Our trading platform ensures that high-value metal products are reintegrated into the circular product economy. For example, pharmaceutical firms can readily source Indium for medical imaging technologies.

Current Phase: Establishing Industrial Partnerships








Progress Update

We are currently in the process of establishing cooperation agreements with key institutions and industrial stakeholders. This would include academic and industrial partners within the following market segments:


  • Scalability trials for metal extraction efficiency
  • Biomass synthesis trials
  • Sustainable agriculture institutions


  • Primary ore mining
  • E-waste recycling
  • Bioremediation

If you are interested in being part of this journey, please feel free to get in touch.

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Harvesting materials & metals for a greener tomorrow.