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.
Mango Materials is excited to announce our most recent grant award, a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Our team is partnering with Dr. Junko Marr and Dr. Tzahi Cath at Colorado School of Mines to understand membrane bioreactor technology which could then be used on the International Space Station for bioproducts production.
Click here to read the NASA STTR press release.
Click here to see the full list of firms and research institutions awarded NASA STTRs in 2016.
Since February, Mango Materials has been participating in the inaugural batch of Plug and Play Tech Center’s New Materials and Packaging accelerator. Bringing together company mentors, business advisors, and fundraising gurus, Plug and Play offered 10 companies in the packaging space an opportunity to grow and showcase their start-ups. The accelerator program was capped off with Expo which brought together companies in New Materials and Packaging, Brand & Retail, and FinTech. Each start-up gave a 3 minute pitch and networked for a full day with experts in their respective fields. Mango Materials was honored to be chosen for this first batch and looks forward to continuing the relationship with Plug and Play Tech Center.
Miss the Expo? Check out Mango Materials’ pitch by VP of Customer Engagement, Anne Schauer-Gimenez.
Want to learn more about Plug and Play’s New Materials and Packaging vertical? Click here for a press release recapping Batch 1 of the program.
Mango Materials was mentioned in a Stanford University eCorner article about lean start-ups. He mentions the curriculum of the Technology Venture Formation offered in Stanford’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Mango Materials’ CEO, Molly Morse, took an early version of this class and is applying these techniques to the company even today. To read more about impact entrepreneurship discussed in this article, click here.