We Make Biomaterials

Combining natural elements: organic and agroforestry residuesand mycelium.

Customized, fulfilling customers' needs.

Cost effective;
With good design;
Extending natural resources life cycle.

100% biodegradable, contributing to:
+ Environmental sustainability;
+ Decarbonization;
+ Ecological footprint reduction.


Our biocomposites are multifaceted and result in numerous applications.
After their original application they can be reused for organic fertilization of soils or incorporated into new biocomposites.

Forestry pots and containers

Construction boards

Ornamental vases

"We aim to be a reference in the supply of innovative and high performance biomaterials."

— Spawnfoam®

About Us

The “Spawnfoam” idea emerged in 2013 with a clear goal: to change the paradigm of production and consumption of petroleum derived composites and materials, such as plastics, presenting a competitive alternative of organic and biodegradable origin.

From idea to practice, today Spawnfoam is a recognized biotechnology company with major awards and prizes.
It differs in the market by the technological innovation in the development of biomaterials that contribute decisively to increase the planet’s sustainability, to improve the efficiency in the use of the resources and, consequently, to the transition to a circular economy.


Pedro Mendes

CEO - Mechanical Eng.

Guilhermina Marques

HoR - Teacher @ UTAD and Researcher @ CITAB

Cynthia Malhadas

Researcher - Biotecnhology Eng.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 827643

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Produzimos Biomateriais

Que combinam elementos naturais: resíduos orgânicos, agroflorestais e micélio.

Personalizados, a pensar nas necessidades do cliente.

Cost effective;
De bom design;
Que prolongam a vida útil dos recursos naturais.

100% biodegradáveis, que contribuem para:
+ Sustentabilidade ambiental;
+ Descarbonização;
+ Redução da pegada ecológica.


Os nossos biocompósitos são multifacetados e resultam em inúmeras aplicações.
Após a sua aplicação original, podem ser reutilizados para a fertilização orgânica dos solos ou incorporação em novos biocompósitos.

Vasos e contentores florestais

Painéis para construção

Vasos ornamentais

" Temos como missão ser a referência na oferta de biomateriais inovadores de origem orgânica de elevada performance. "

— Spawnfoam®

Sobre Nós

A ideia “Spawnfoam” surgiu em 2013 com um objetivo claro: mudar o paradigma de produção e consumo de compósitos e materiais derivados do petróleo, como os plásticos, apresentando uma alternativa competitiva de origem orgânica e biodegradável.

Da ideia à prática, hoje a Spawnfoam é uma empresa de biotecnologia reconhecida com importantes prémios e galardões.

Diferencia-se no mercado pela inovação tecnológica no desenvolvimento de biomateriais que contribuem decisivamente para o aumento da sustentabilidade do planeta, da eficiência na utilização dos recursos e, consequentemente, para a transição para uma economia circular.

A Equipa

Pedro Mendes

CEO - Eng. Mecânico

Guilhermina Marques

HoR - Prof.ª Auxiliar @ UTAD e Investigadora do CITAB

Cynthia Malhadas

Investigadora - Eng.ª Biotecnológica

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 827643


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