On December 3-4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy, Stanford Energy’s Precourt Institute for Energy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative (MITEI), and Texas A&M Energy Institute, hosted the Seventh Annual U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Women in Clean Energy Symposium at Stanford. Nine accomplished women (eight mid-career awardees and one Lifetime Achievement awardee) were recognized at the Symposium for their achievements and leadership in clean energy. Mango Materials’ CEO, Molly Morse, received the Entrepreneurship award. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette gave a keynote address at the Symposium, commemorating this year’s awardees.
For more information about the event and a list of the other awardees, click here.
Anne Schauer-Gimenez, co-founder and VP of Customer Engagement at Mango Materials was selected as one of the speakers for the 1st TEDxUW-GreenBay in Green Bay, WI. Returning to her alma mater (B.S. in Environmental Science, ’00 and M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy, ’02), Anne talks about how a challenging assignment led her down an unexpected path where she could use her “extroverted engineer” skills to transition into sales and marketing.
The theme of the inaugural TEDxUW-GreenBay is RISING. “We are often faced with barriers and unanticipated challenges,” says TEDxUW-GreenBay organizers. “Rising above challenges is the hallmark of resilience and the pathway to a brighter future.”
Click here to see Anne’s TEDx talk called “Why every engineer needs to know something about business.”
For the 5th year in a row, Mango Materials has been named to Biofuels’ Digests “Hottest” list! This time Mango Materials was named as the 12th Hottest Technology in the Advanced Bioeconomy. We are honored to be named to this list with some amazing technologies such as Impossible Foods, LanzaTech, Genomatica, AMSilk, and Modern Meadow.
Click here to see the full list of “Hot” Technologies!
Tze Wei U, a member of the Marketing and Customer Development team at Mango Materials was named as a 2018 Green Warrior from Green is the New Black. Wei was featured among others in the environmental space around the world who are working on zero waste solutions, saving the oceans from plastic pollution, and producing more environmentally friendly materials.
To reach Wei’s bio and see the other Green Warriors, click here.
Photo credit: Flavien Prioreau and Zoe Kovacs
Fashion for Good unveiled their new interactive museum on Oct. 5, 2018 that aims to teach visitors about innovations in the fashion and textiles space. Among the innovations showcased include biodegradable glitter, leather made from apples, dyes from microorganisms, and Mango Materials’ biodegradable polyester.
The museum is interactive through the use of RFID bracelets made from recycled plastic. Located at Rokin 102 in Amsterdam, the museum takes visitors through the garment making process, highlighting innovations and awesome innovators along the way. Be sure it check it out the next time you are in Amsterdam!
Clothes are being made at a rapid pace and entering the waste system just as fast. In Anthropocene Magazine, Veronique Greenwood discusses how we got to the fast fashion movement and highlights unique solutions to address the end of life issues of garments, including Mango Materials’ biopolyester.
Greenwood states, “One company in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mango Materials, has been working for eight years on commercializing a process in which bacteria convert methane into a biodegradable plastic; last summer, the company found a way to spin the substance into polyester-like fibers that can be used in clothes.”
Click here to read more from the sustainable fashion article in Anthropocene Magazine.
RISE® — The Research, Innovation & Science For Engineered Fabrics Conference, will be held September 11-13, 2018, at the Raleigh Marriott City Center hotel, Raleigh, N.C. The conference, now in its eighth year and organized by the Cary, N.C.-based Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), focuses on innovations in global plastics extrusion, multifunctional fabric technologies, innovative apparel manufacturing and disruptive engineered materials with the aim of connecting innovations with real-world applications. Mango Materials will be presenting at the conference along with other companies such as Gingko Bioworks, Performance Biofilaments, Fiber Innovation Technology, Lenzing AG, among others.
Click here to read the article about the event.
In the third installment of a three part series, writer Mary Catherine O’Connor provides some solutions to the microfibers problem, which includes Mango Materials’ biodegradable fibers. Other solutions include catching the fibers in the washing process or using additives to enhance biodegradation at the wastewater treatment plant.
Click here to read the entire article.
Molly had the pleasure of being interviewed by Lowell for a recent “Learning with Lowell” podcast. They discussed biodegradable polymers, what is it like starting a company, and a few of Molly’s favorite things.
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On June 14, 2018, Molly presented to corporate partners and members of the textile industry at Fashion for Good’s Innovation Fest in Amsterdam. As the final event of the 3 month accelerator program, Innovation Fest featured all of the start-ups in Batch 3, along with some of the new members of the Fashion for Good Scaling Programme.
To see Molly’s pitch, click here.