Mango Materials announces path to biodegradable fibers

Molly Morse announced at SynBioBeta 2017 that Mango Materials has a path to biodegradable fibers. The PHA fibers are an interesting solution that allows you to have a closed-loop process and help reduce the amount of waste generated by the textile industry. “The material can also reduce ocean plastic pollution. If a T-shirt made from regular polyester is washed in a washing machine, tiny microfibers typically wash down the drain, and because they aren’t broken down at wastewater treatment plants, can make it into the ocean. Fibers from the new material would degrade at a treatment plant instead, and if a whole T-shirt happened to fall in the ocean, marine organisms could digest it.” Click here to read the entire Fast Company...

Mango Materials Recognized for SBIR/STTR Successes

Recently, Mango Materials was recognized for their successes with the NSF SBIR and NASA STTR program. This post highlights the early methane to biopolymers work here on Earth using the NSF funds along with the more recent methane to biopolymers in a microgravity environment funded by NASA. We are honored to have received this funding and are looking forward to continuing to share results and lessons learned. Read the full post on the SBIR website by clicking here.

“From Methane to Bioplastics: The Mango Materials Story” highlighted by SynBioBeta

The SynBioBeta team interviewed Molly in preparation for her lightning talk at SynBioBeta SF on October 4, 2017. Molly talks about why biopolymers are an exciting field to be in, the biggest opportunities and challenges for biobased products, along with other topics. Click here to read the entire interview.    

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 ahead of Molly Morse’s presentation at Bio-Based Live Americas in San Diego on September 26-27, 2017.