meet the people behind mycanova®
Discover their role in the process
Steff — Research & Innovation Manager
Steff, doctor in chemical engineering science, is the scientific backbone of the team. He scrutinises all actions, statements and ideas to ensure MycaNova's solid scientific foundation. Combined with his passion for innovation, he is the engine of MycaNova's continuous improvement towards cleaner and better materials.
Lasha — Operator filler / extractor
Lasha's function consists of filling the room with aluminium stacks of sugar molasses and removing the fermented material. During this process, the stacks are picked up with a forklift and the bio-acid is poured into the fermentation room. Lasha then drives to the washing installation to pour the mycelium into the container and wash out the aluminium plates. He ensures that the plates are thoroughly washed to get a good yield and that no foreign material gets into the mycelium.
Sylvia — General Manager & Sales
Sylvia holds dual roles as a director of Citribel and the general manager of MycaNova. She fosters multicultural partnerships among suppliers, advisors, customers, researchers, and team members.
Christophe — Process Operator
As a Process Operator, Christophe has three jobs:
1. CSB: preparing the substrate and washing the mycelium.
2. Temperature control: Monitoring the cooling and heating of the fermentation rooms and adjusting if necessary.
3. Sampling: littering the rooms after filling and taking samples in the fermentation rooms to monitor the fermentation progress and adjust if necessary.
In all three jobs, he ensures that the growth of the mycelium is as good as possible.
Jasper — Product Manager & LCA
Jasper holds a PhD in applied biology and is uniquely qualified to transform innovative concepts into successful commercial ventures. In addition, he has a strong drive to upcycle industrial waste streams into high-value products, which is a constant source of inspiration for the team.
Stanny — Team leader & Trainer fermentation
As a team leader, Stanny monitors all functions to guarantee everything is done as prescribed. He ensures that all tasks are perfectly written down in work instructions and provides training. In addition, he monitors the proper production and treatment of MycaNova's mycelium.
In collaboration with MycaNova®
Supported by Stad Antwerpen