Experts in PHA & problem solving for a sustainable planet.

Complicated Science, Simple Solutions

  • Methane Gas Emissions
  • Microbial Process
  • PHA Biopolymer
  • Biodegradable Products
  • Waste Facility
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We are leading the bio-industrial revolution by converting abundant methane gas into biodegradable materials.

A completely sustainable closed loop

Mango Materialsā€™ core fermentation technology involves the production of a naturally occurring biopolymer from waste biogas (methane). This is how our process works:

From nature, back to nature

Methane Gas Emissions

An abundant source

An abundant source

We believe methane is a valuable resource. It is found all around the world and is the byproduct of many essential operations.

Waste to resource

Waste to resource

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas. There are not many economically beneficial uses for this waste gas.

Coexist and capture

Coexist and capture

We co-locate our factories next to existing methane production facilities.

All types of methane

All types of methane

We can partner with all types of customers - landfills, wastewater treatment plants, agricultural facilities, etc.

Microbial Processes

Ancient bacteria

Ancient bacteria

We utilize methanotrophs, some of the most ancient living organisms on the planet.

Natural process

Natural process

Our bacteria produce PHA naturally. Similarily to how humans produce "fat", PHA is the bacteria's ancient carbon storage mechanism.

Selective criteria

Selective criteria

Our methanotrophs are not currently genetically modified. Our process is developed using natural selection to allow the bacteria to produce PHA.

Robust mechanism

Robust mechanism

Our consortia of bacteria are not prone to invaders. They do not require pricey sterilization.

Creation of PHA Biopolymer

Carbon Storage Mechanism

Carbon Storage Mechanism

Our methanotrophs store carbon inside of their cell walls in the form of PHA.

High Quality PHA

High Quality PHA

Our methanotrophs produce pure P3HB, one of the members of the PHA family.

Base Raw Material

Base Raw Material

P3HB is an excellent base polymer for YOPP and YOPP+, allowing tailoring of formulation for many applications.

Efficient & Scalable

Efficient & Scalable

The use of methane as a feedstock facilitates a low-cost, highly scalable process.

Biodegradable Products

Supply Chain Integration

Supply Chain Integration

We deliver formulated YOPP pellets that are incorporated into conventional plastics supply chains.

Compounding Expertise

Compounding Expertise

Our YOPP and YOPP+ pellets are optimally-formulated for fibers (for apparel and textiles), films (for thin packaging and bags), and rigid goods (for jars, caps, and molded applications).

Tailoring for Biodegradability

Tailoring for Biodegradability

Our formulated YOPP and YOPP+ pellets are custom-made for versatile end-of-life options, including marine biodegradability.

Brand Collaborations

Brand Collaborations

We work directly with brand owners for their specific applications.

Waste Facility

Closed Loop

Closed Loop

If YOPP or YOPP+ enters a modern waste facility (landfill, wastewater treatment plant) where methane is produced, it can be recaptured to make more PHA.

Natural Carbon Cycle

Natural Carbon Cycle

If YOPP or YOPP+ is accidently disposed of in the natural environment it becomes part of the naturally occurring carbon cycle. It does not persist and pollute.

No Dead-End Carbon

No Dead-End Carbon

YOPP and YOPP+ have been designed to be completely consumed by microorganisms. The breakdown does not accumulate oligomers and leaves no trace of microplastics or microfibers.

Biodegradation Profile

Biodegradation Profile

YOPP fibers have been shown to biodegrade in ~6 weeks in the marine environment. Respirometric and weight loss studies have also been conducted.

Scalable solutions

Scalable solutions

We’ve been working with biogas from the Silicon Valley Clean Water wastewater treatment plant in the San Francisco Bay Area for a number of years to validate and scale our process.