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Starch                        50%

Foodwaste mix          50% (find local)

More food waste can be added but prolongs bake time


  • Mixer

  • Oven

  • Spoon

  • Mold

Uses and difficulty


Replacement for MDF sheet

Same machining options as an MDF sheet




Bert Vuylsteke

What is Devel'up material?

The Devel'up material is made with a mixture of green waste and starch. This material can be used to learn working with the laser cutter or cnc-mill thanks to it's similar properties to wood. Another usefull way to use the material is using a heat resistent mold and make 3D shapes that can't be made with wood. The prototype can then be put on a compost heap and is thus digested.

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Lab rules for devel'up

  • Don't store foodwaste in the lab

  • Clean the oven after use

Interesting sources/webpages for devel'up


created by: Jarno Boysen, Casimir Coussement, Stoffel Van Impe

Coposition (1 bag)

Tap water        3l - 4l

Demi water      5l

Fibers              4 - 5 cups (woodchips,                                      hemp)

Mycelium         1/2 cup


  • sieve

  • bucket

  • autoclave bag

  • papertape

  • spoon

  • mixing bowl

  • balance

  • clingfilm

  • mold

  • pen/marker

  • autoclave

  • laminar flow

  • incubator

  • disinfecting alcohol

Uses and difficulty


New material for quick and dirty prototypes


**** (Dirty but easy and hygiene is key)


Step 1:

Mix food waste

Step 2:

Add starch to food waste

Step 3:

Pour the mix into the mold

Step 4:

Put in the oven for 1 hour on 180°C. After that, put pressure on top when it cools down to prevent it from curling.

Step 5:

Let rest for a few days.

End Of Life



- Prototype

Other form of waste

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