Mango Materials was named the #5 Hottest Emerging Company in the Bioeconomy 2016-17 by Biofuels Digest. In 2014-15, Mango Materials was ranked #33 and in 2015-16 was #37.
Biofuels Digest hosts their annual Hot 40 and Hot 50 rankings to recognize biotechnology innovation and achievement in fuels, biobased chemicals, nutrition, health, genetics, and materials. The rankings are based 50 percent on votes from an invited panel of distinguished international selectors, and 50 percent on votes from subscribers of The Digest andNuu. Overall, more than 100,000 individual company ratings were received from panelists and voters in the annual Hot 40 and Hot 50 rankings. The Hot 40 recognizes smaller, emerging companies founded in the past 7 years.
To see the full list of Hot 40 companies, click here.
Bloomberg reports on several initiatives to make textiles and other consumer goods more environmental. Many companies, such as Levi Strauss & Co. are looking at safer, more green alternatives to make their signature jeans. The article includes some insight from Monica Becker of the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3) and describes the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry group which involves Levi’s, Patagonia, Steelcase, and Mango Materials. Students at the center are working with these companies to develop safer materials.
To read the entire Bloomberg article, click here.
Molly will be presenting at the High Water Women (HWW) fourth annual Symposium on Impact Investing in New York at the City of New York Graduate Center on October 18. 2016. HWW is a not for profit volunteer organization with a focus on empowering women and youth.
This year’s Symposium builds on the themes which HWW has been developing since it first launched its impact symposium program in 2013: the practical realities of building an impact portfolio, the opportunities, challenges and latest developments in impact investing and women in the impact investment market-place and will feature keynote speaker Elizabeth Littlefield, President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
To read more about the event, click here.
Biomass Magazine featured 5 companies that received funding from the Department of Energy as part of the Small Business Vouchers program. According to the article, these “bioenergy collaborations will focus on cleaner methods of producing biochemicals, including developing biodegradable substitutes for conventional, oil-based plastics, as well as developing more energy efficient and carbon-conserving methods of producing biofuels.” The companies featured include Avatar Sustainable Technologies, HelioBioSys, Mango Materials, Virent Inc., and ZymoChem.
To read the full article, click here.
The Daily Californian features eight companies working with Berkeley Labs as part of Small Business Voucher Program
Mango Materials was among the companies featured in the Daily Californian article from August 22, 2016. These businesses will be assigned to work with two to five scientists from the Berkeley Lab along with obtaining access to the lab’s equipment. For the round 2 of the Small Business Vouchers program, the DOE awarded a total of $1.1 million to the businesses, with each voucher between $50,000 and $300,000. Mango Materials’ CEO, Molly Morse, provided background for the article and discussed how important a program like this is to small businesses in manufacturing.
Read the full Daily Californian article here.
Five companies receive $1M total for Round 2 of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Small Business Vouchers Pilot
Mango Materials was one of five companies featured in the EIN News press release surrounding the DOE’s Small Business Vouchers program. Other companies featured include ZymoChem (Berkeley and Emeryville, CA), HelioBioSys (Woodside, CA), Virent (Madison, WI), and Avatar Sustainable Technologies (Syracuse, NY). Each of these companies are partnered with national labs in order to advance their technology and promote commercialization.
Read the press release here.
Mango Materials is one of eight companies awarded funding to work with Berkeley Lab as part of the Department of Energy’s Small Business Vouchers program. A total of 43 small businesses around the country were awarded vouchers in the second round of this award.
“We are thrilled to be working with the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU) at Berkeley Lab,” said Allison Pieja, Chief Technology Officer of Mango Materials. “Their expertise will help us accelerate commercialization while exploring downstream processing options.”
To read more about the program and Mango Materials’ involvement, click here.
“Think of a farmer and what do you see? Most probably say something like: “An older, white man, dressed in overalls and a flannel shirt.” And the truth is, most would be right. The average United States farmer is a white male around 58 years of age. But there’s a new contingent rapidly claiming a stake in the industry: women.”
Women@Forbes recently released an article about women in agriculture which included Mango Materials’ participation in the 2015 Ag Innovation Showcase. Other awesome female run companies in the article include Stony Creek Colors, Micronic Technologies, Whole Trees, and Blue Apron.
To read the article, click here.
Terrapin Bright Green’s blog listed Mango Materials as one of the new technologies added to their market readiness chart in Tapping into Nature. Other technologies include squid-inspired self healing polymers, fully recyclable shoes, engineered silk, and non-toxic hair dyes. Click here to read Terrapin Bright Green’s blog post about these exciting technologies.
Mango Materials is honored to be featured in Larta Institutes’ 2015 Annual Report. Larta’s mission is “to energize the transformation of technology ideas into solutions that elevate economic opportunities and make lives better for people around the world.” We have been part of Larta’s network since our original NSF Phase 1 award and more recently participated in sponsored events such as the 2015 Ag Innovation Showcase in St. Louis, MO and 2016 Women in Food & Ag panel in Palo Alto, CA. We are grateful for all of the continued support the Larta Institute has provided! To read the full annual report, click here.