Logo for Mango Materials

Meet an Unreasonable Venture

Mango Materials

Using microbes to capture methane and replace fossil fuel based plastics.

Photo of Molly Morse

Molly Morse

Mango Materials, Inc. at Mango Materials

More about Molly »
Employees 21–50
Headquarters Berkeley, California, United States
Mango Materials converts carbon from methane into commercially useful biomaterials that replace polluting, fossil-based plastics. Mango Material’s mission is to end plastic pollution and climate change by replacing plastic with polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), a family of naturally occurring biopolyesters, which works as a viable substitute for most plastic applications and is biodegradable by microorganisms, driving environmental value. ​​The company has an operating launch facility to validate the commercial feasibility of the technology with initial partnerships with good traction to date.

Notable Achievements

  • Named as a B-Corp "Best for the World" company in 2022 in the Environment category.
  • Secured funding from the NSF to develop biodegradable oceangoing plastics alongside teams at UCSB, URI & Rochester.
  • Named a winner of Conservation X Labs' Microfiber Innovation Challenge in 2022.

Currently Operating in Two Regions

Press Mentions

November 22, 2022

Soon, cow burps and farts can be turned into clothes

Read on Moneycontrol »

Work at Mango Materials

Posted December 17, 2022

Communications Coordinator

Redwood City, CA, USA

View Listing »

Posted December 2, 2022

Unsolicited Positions

Redwood City, CA, USA

View Listing »

Posted December 2, 2022

Senior Bioprocess Engineer

Redwood City, CA, USA

View Listing »

More Ventures in Energy & Environment

Get the Unreasonable Newsletter

Get twice-monthly updates on Mango Materials and over 349 other ventures working to solve the world's toughest problems.

Read our Privacy Policy.