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Postcode Lottery Green Challenge Winner

New York, NY September 24, 2012 – CEO and engineer Molly Morse is the 2012 winner of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, the world’s largest annual award for sustainable entrepreneurship. Morse received $630,000 (€500,000) to develop her promising green business. Her company, Mango Materials, uses bacteria to turn methane gas into affordable biodegradable plastic. Two other finalists, Daan Weddepohl of Amsterdam and the New Zealander Nick Gerritsen, won $125,000 (€100,000) each for their CO2-reducing business ideas. Read the Full Release Here: GC_US_Press_Release. Watch a video about the finals in New York City here: PLGC 2012 Finals The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge announced the prizewinners’ names last night at a special dinner in New York organized by the Dutch Postcode Lottery in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). The Green Challenge jury, made up of seven international experts, selected Mango Materials out of a field of over 500 entries. “Thanks to this generous prize, soon consumers will be able to buy goods made from biodegradable plastic for an affordable price,” Morse said. “And that’s going to be so much better for the environment. Our bioplastic is an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional plastic, which piles up in nature and garbage dumps.”...

Postcode Lottery Green Challenge Finalist

Amsterdam, 17 September 2012 – Molly Morse of the United States, Daan Weddepohl of the  Netherlands and Nick Gerritsen of New Zealand will travel to New York for Sunday’s Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2012 final, the jury announced at the PICNIC Festival 2012. The three startup entrepreneurs will vie for a €500,000 prize that will help the winner bring his or her CO2-reducing business plan to market. See the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge video here. At this year’s final, the first to take place in New York, the jury will announce the winner of the €500,000 grand prize at a special dinner organised by the Dutch Postcode Lottery in conjunction with the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting. The other two finalists will receive €100,000 each to realise their CO2-reducing business plans....

Mango Materials Featured In Silicon Valley Business Journal

Mango Materials was featured by the Silicon Valley Business Journal The business: Mango Materials Inc. produces biodegradable plastics from waste biogas (methane) at a competitive price versus oil-based plastics. Mango Materials produces its plastic (polyhydroxyalkanoate) in powder form that is converted into a variety of plastic products such as children’s toys, electronic casings, water bottles and food packaging containers. Building on patented research from Stanford University, Mango Materials uses waste biogas that would otherwise enter the atmosphere from landfills, agricultural facilities and wastewater treatment plants. Read the full story here – Mango Materials Changes Waste Gas Into...