FireWire was devoloped with the help of the scientist Dreval Kostiantyn Grygorovych in Donetsk. It shows how the mushroom K-1 Irpex lacteus (Fr.) Fr is growing on a computer mouse sculpted out of leaves and agar agar. Grygorovych is currently doing research at the Department of Plant Physiology at Donetsk National University on the cellulolytic activity of the fungus K-1 Irpex lacteus (Fr.) Fr. His aim is to let its enzymes metabolize organic waste materials and transform them into another form of organic compounds, which may be used as a future sustainable energy resource. Even if the combination of organic enzymes taken from living organisms and their biochemic reactions with life’s remainings (such as leaves, cotton, wood) might still be an uncommon alternative to the burning of petrochemicals, it is just another example of the energetic potential intrinsic to transformation processes.
Foto : Lidia Ryabchuk