Mango Materials: From Methane To Bioplastics
Mango Materials is a startup company that produces a naturally occurring biopolymer from waste biogas (methane). The outcome is economically competitive with conventional oil-based plastics. Founded by Dr. Molly Morse, the San Francisco Bay Area start-up is comprised of a first-class team of engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators. The company was incorporated in 2010 and received their first round of funding in late 2011.
In 2012, Mango Materials was chosen as the grand prize winner of $630,000 for the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge Business Plan Competition. The team received the prize in New York City at a dinner that was a part of the Clinton Global Initiative. In 2013, a Phase II National Science Foundation grant was received and in 2014, Mango Materials was honored to receive the award for Excellence in Technology Research at CleanEquity Monaco presented by HSH Prince Albert II. In 2015, Mango Materials continues to scale their technology and continues to earn more accolades, including Top Green Chemistry Innovator by LAUNCH and Think Beyond Plastic’s “Most Innovative Business” award. Recently, Mango Materials was voted the #5 “Hottest” Emerging Company in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2016-17 by Biofuels Digest.
This is how Mango Materials' process works: