Mango Materials is awarded Phase II STTR from NASA

Mango Materials has been selected for a Phase II STTR award from NASA to explore the production of biopolymers in a microgravity environment. This funding (titled “A Novel, Membrane-Based Bioreactor Design to Enable a Closed-Loop System on Earth and Beyond”) will aid in continuing the work from the Phase I award. Mango Materials will once again collaborate with Colorado School of Mines to complete this research. Read more about the awardees here.

5 Everyday Products Made from Biomass

Mango Materials was featured in a US Department of Energy (DOE) blog post called “5 Everyday Products Made from Biomass: A Few May Surprise You”. This post highlights DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) work behind the scenes, partnering with industry, universities and national laboratories to improve the technologies that produce homegrown bioproducts such as fuels, cosmetics and perfumes, food additives and nutritional supplements, detergents and cleaning products, and plastics and other materials. Click here to read the full blog post by Valerie Sarisky-Reed.

Anne Schauer-Gimenez, VP of Customer Engagement interviewed by Bio-Based World News

Emily O’Dowd from Bio-Based World News sat down with Anne Schauer-Gimenez, VP of Customer Engagement at Mango Materials for a 5 minute interview. Anne discusses her motivation for going into the biobased industry along with advice for other start-ups in this space. Check out the interview here and be sure to see Molly Morse at Bio-Based Live Americas in San Diego on September 26-27, 2017.

Former Astronaut Cady Coleman interviews Molly Morse at Launch Circular Innovation Summit

During the Launch Circular Innovation Summit on March 2 and 3, 2017 at the Nike Headquarters in Portland, former NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman interviewed Molly Morse and Cyrus Wadia (from Nike) about the need for ecosystems of thinkers and doers from unlikely places. They consider what system level changes are needed to accelerate a circular economy. Molly also talks about how Mango Materials is transforming waste gas streams into affordable biodegradable materials that are functionally and economically competitive with petroleum-based products. To watch all of the videos from the Launch Circular Innovation Summit, click here and scroll down to the “Launch Circular” section. Photo courtesy of Launch.

Green Chemistry and Commerce Council discusses partnerships as key to getting green tech to market

A recent article written by our friends at the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3) highlights how partnerships are key to getting green chemicals, materials, and technology to market. Based on the findings from a one-day workshop entitled “Leverage Partnerships to Accelerate Green & Bio-based Chemistry Innovation”, the article outlines the essential elements for a successful partnership, which include strategic alignment, internal champion, and patience and flexibility. Mango Materials is a part of the GC3 Start-up Network and attended Green & Bio-Based Chemistry Technology Showcase & Networking Event in Grand Rapids in April 2017. To read the full article, click here.