Mango Materials was featured in an NBC News article discussing alternative plastics.
“The engines behind the greenhouse gas to plastic conversion technology are microorganisms that feed on methane or carbon dioxide pumped into vessels of liquid. The microbes — some enhanced through genetic engineering, others improved via selective breeding – accumulate a biopolymer inside their cell walls as they feast.
‘We influence these bacteria to get as fat as quickly as possible and then we harvest that biopolymer that is inside their cell walls,’ Molly Morse, the founder and chief executive officer of Mango Materials in Palo Alto, Calif., told NBC News. ‘That biopolymer comes out in powder form and you can pelletize it and then you have the raw ingredients to make other plastic goods.'”
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