I came across this very interesting startup organization called Materiom focused on documenting and measuring natural material recipes for construction and product development. According to their site:

Materiom provides open source recipes and data on materials made from abundant sources of natural ingredients, like agricultural waste. By making this knowledge open, we accelerate materials development and lower barriers to entry in materials markets around the world. We work with companies, cities and communities to support the development of local biomaterial supply chains that nourish local ecologies and economies.

Materiom : About

R&D groups like Materiom are critical in driving the lighting and broader construction industries towards a truly sustainable future. Most helpful in projects like my sustainable luminaire work.