The innovation in a nutshell
Planet positive viscose and lyocell made from carbon emissions.
More in detail
What if the greenhouse gas emissions that cause the climate breakdown could be taken advantage of and used to reverse climate change? If we could unlock emissions as a resource instead of a heavy burden.
Thanks to Rubi, we can.
Rubi diverts carbon emissions heading for the atmosphere and traps them in a bioreactor where stabilized enzymes transform the invisible gas into long and stringy, yet microscopic, building blocks.
Building blocks called polymers that are the very same raw material used today to manufacture viscose, lyocell and other cellulosic fibres from wood pulp. The polymers formed in Rubi’s process are ideal for spinning into thread, without needing to cut down a single tree.
The finished fabric is planet positive, meaning that each garment Rubi makes actually creates an environmental benefit as it removes carbon dioxide from the air and helps reverse climate change.
Team members: Neeka Mashouf and Leila Mashouf.