Replacing Plastics: Can Bacteria Help Us Break the Habit? (Dr. Molly Morse, CEO of Mango Materials)



“Replacing Plastics: Can Bacteria Help Us Break the Habit?”

Dr. Molly Morse
CEO of Mango Materials

A joint event of the Golden Gate Polymer Forum and the Silicon Valley section of the American Chemical Society

Wednesday, June 24, 6:30 PM Webinar


Mango Materials manufactures biodegradable materials from waste methane. The Company’s end product is a naturally occurring biopolymer that can biodegrade in many different environments. Collaborations with industrial partners have led to the formulation of biopolymers for numerous applications including textile fibers as a polyester replacement and injection molded packaging for the cosmetics industry. Overall, the company is focused on applications where new end-of-life properties are desirable. Mango Materials is currently scaling up its process and operates at a wastewater treatment plant in the San Francisco Bay area.

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NPR/KQED article info

Speaker Background
Dr. Morse is the CEO and co-founder of Mango Materials, a San Francisco Bay Area-based, next generation, biomanufacturing, start-up company. Mango Materials converts abundant methane gas into low-cost, high-value, biodegradable materials. They believe waste facilities are the goldmines of the future and are dedicated to building closed loop, cradle-to-cradle technologies in order to recycle carbon naturally and sustainably.

Dr. Morse received her Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering–with an emphasis on anaerobic biodegradation of biocomposites for the building industry–from Stanford University, and her B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University. She has contributed to multiple patents, publications, and presentations. Along with other Mango Materials team members, she is currently working to up-scale the biomanufacturing technology of using methane gas to produce biodegradable materials.

EVENT DATE: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

COVID-19 Comment: Because of the ongoing coronavirus situation, GGPF and ACS have agreed to convert this year's joint event to an on-line Webinar only.

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