World’s first air-cleaning device created by Georgians
17 October, 2017
The Huffington Post, popular American news and opinion website, publishes an interview with young Georgian entrepreneurs Bacho Khachidze and Lasha Kvantaliani: Founders of Treepex - a device that helps you “Breathe Through Your Own Forest.”

The innovative Georgian startup is
already popular in the United States.

Treepex is portable device that essentially does the same thing a tree does, by transforming polluted air into clean, mineral-enriched air.
geotv.ge
People living in larger cities, where emissions are more prevalent, are especially affected by air pollution-related diseases. Unfortunately, air pollution is a big problem nowadays throughout the world and in Georgia as well. That is why Bacho and Lasha decided to find some solution.

Here is an interesting interview with young Georgian entrepreneurs:

Thank you so much for your time. Can you share your “backstory” with us?

Bacho: Georgia, our home country, has the highest mortality rate caused by pollution in the world. The problem is unfortunately a global one and the biggest enemy for major big cities. The causes are twofold – increased emissions and disappearing forests. Trees clean the air we breathe by turning it into pure oxygen. At the beginning, our initiative was to encourage people all around the world to plant trees in order to offset pollution. Unfortunately, there was not enough interest in this approach, so we decided to find another way. Now that we have developed our Treepex device, we are confident that we are doing our part to improve and save lives worldwide.
geotv.ge
What is your current company goal?

Lasha: Since the beginning of the year, we have been working with sustainability. Now we are focusing on releasing our Greenovative technology. We are making a global launch with the hope that our revolutionary device will change the way people live.

Can you explain how Treepex works?

Bacho: The Treepex device transforms carbon dioxide into oxygen. It replicates the tree’s process of transforming polluted air into fresh, mineral-enriched air.We use CRISPR technology to extract the DNA of actual trees to recreate the living cells that are responsible for photosynthesis and compress them into the device’s cartridge, which emits fresh, clean air for the user. One cartridge contains the same amount of oxygen as a mature tree. We also have a mobile application that will notify you when the cartridge needs to be replaced or the battery charged.
geotv.ge

How do you hope to improve the environment for the better with Treepex?

Lasha: We hope that Treepex will become an inseparable part of our lives. It will not only help solve the pollution problem, but it will also save millions of lives.

What drives you?

Bacho: Being a team of young entrepreneurs, we wake up every day and ask ourselves: What does the world need that we can provide? Having grown up in Georgia, I’m unfortunately all too familiar with the problem of pollution. Coming from a relatively small country that is not at the forefront of innovation, I am proud to be contributing a product that will have a major impact on both the Georgian people and so many people worldwide.

Based on your personal experience, what advice would you give to a young entrepreneur?

Bacho: Be honest with yourself. Figure out what drives you and what it is that you want to do with your innovation. Whether you’re successful in the end or not - at least enjoy the ride!

Which people in history inspire you the most? Why?

Lasha: David the Builder, one of the greatest kings in Georgian history. Before one of the battles, he ordered his troops to block the way back home, for the battle was the only way forward. I think this is a good example for entrepreneurs - always go forward and never look back.

What are your future plans?

Because of Treepex’s projected success, we’ve decided to move our headquarters to New York City and to go global. We also continue to brainstorm and develop other ideas that can similarly benefit people worldwide. In fact, we have one project that is already in the planning stages, so stay tuned!

Related stories:

Georgian student’s Gryphon aircraft claims first place in NASA competition

"We will definitely make Georgia get back on its feet” - Young Georgian inventor of the future aircraft

A 23-year-old engineer from Georgia,whose idea was named the best in international Hackathon
Print
Other Stories
Georgian dancers performing battle dance Khorumi in Tbilisi street
When walking around Tbilisi, capital of Georgia, apart from picturesque views, one might witness an unusual scene.
Young Georgian singer Natia Todua’s great success in German Voice
21-year-old Natia Todua's performance in German New Voice captivated judges and the whole Georgia.
Georgian Wine Festival 2017 – Grand celebration of authentic local wines in Tbilisi
Georgian Wine Festival is yet another surprise for wine enthusiasts,especially Georgian wine lovers that one should not miss.
Street Art in Georgia - Underground walkways become awesome Galleries
Street art is gaining more and more popularity in Georgia, like in many other countries throughout the world.
Vice-President of the European Investment Bank explores Georgia’s highland
Last month nearly a million international travelers visited Georgia
 Pioneers of astrophotography and first remote robotic observatory in Georgia
Astrophotography - for some it is associated with science while others perceive it as a form of art,
Rihanna wearing Georgian designer Demna Gvasalia’s outfit in her new video clip
Famous pop singer Rihanna who is a big fan of Georgian designer Demna Gvasalia,
  Independence Day – The birth of Democratic Republic of Georgia
Today Georgia marks the day of a highest significance in the country’s history.
So-called Night Wolves appear at Vake Park, Tbilisi
So-called Night Wolves, Russian motorcycle club, has arrived at Vake Park.
“There is a lot of creativity going on” - US TV station Erie News visits Palitra Media
In the frames of the media-program conducted by IREX and US Embassy to Georgia,
Beyond imagination: Microbial art by Georgian student
Ani Tsitsishvili is a 20-year-old student of Georgia’s Agricultural University veterinary department and she’s very fond of microbiology.
Orion – Georgian alternative musical band on the scene
More and more Georgian alternative musical bands are emerging on the scene.
Sukhishvili Ballet dancer who crafts handmade wooden bows
Wooden products are gaining popularity on Georgian market, including glasses, watches, bags, etc. A new item was added to that list recently – bows made of natural wood.
Georgia lights up in EU colors celebrating visa liberalization
Georgian citizens will be able to enter the EU without a visa for short stays, under a new law passed by the Parliament on Thursday, - Official website of European Parliament reports.
Burnt trade centre in Tbilisi: Aerial footage shows it all
The heavy fire has entirely destroyed the building of a trade centre Chidren’s World last night.
Moby supports Georgian band The Mins at national Eurovision contest
The world-famous American musician Moby expressed his support to Georgian rock band The Mins at the nearest Eurovision contest publicly.
Emotional footage: Georgian inmates celebrate Christmas with lit candles
In all prisons throughout Georgia a special Christmas service was held.
Georgian song performed by foreign physicist students
An awesome footage featuring foreign students singing Georgian song has gone viral on social media.
Tbilisi celebrating New Year in 1955
Have you wondered how New Year was celebrated in Georgia and what it looked like in the past?
Hennessy Brand Ambassador’s visit and tasting session in Tbilisi
Company GD ALCO, the leading distributor of premium spirits in Georgia, hosted yet another very respectable guest, Guilliame De Guitaut, the brand ambassador of Hennessy,
Georgian designer’s jacket named among 10 Most Wearable Winter Trends by Elle
Elle, a popular French magazine focusing on fashion and beauty, listed jacket designed by Balenciaga’s Georgian creative director Demna Gvasalia among 10 Most Wearable Winter Trends.
Meet Georgia’s 24-year-old Youth Delegate to the UN
Georgian youth has its own representative in the United Nations and her name is Tatia Dolidze.
First "voter" to visit Gori polling station was an owl
Today, on October 8, parliamentary elections are held in Georgia.
Father Serafim’s emotional Aramaic chant for the Pope in Georgia
One of the most memorable moments during Pope’s stay in Georgia was his visit to Svetitskhoveli Cathedral.
Flashmob in Tbilisi: Share the vibe – Georgia is Europe!
Various videos have been made that promote Georgia’s cultural heritage, historical sites and beautiful views of this tiny country.
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
16.11.2017
17.11.2017
USD
1
USD
2.6955
2.7039
EUR
1
EUR
3.1920
3.1836
GBP
1
GBP
3.5467
3.5659
RUB
100
RUB
4.4719
4.5143
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Other Stories
The integration of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Environment of Georgia was criticized by the Caucasus Office of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
A wolf has been found on Makashvili Street in Tbilisi.
The shareholders of Silknet have appointed Ted Jonas, an American-qualified lawyer with over 25 years' practice experience,
Toyota Caucasus has presented a new Land Cruiser Prado. The presentation of this new model in Georgia was held on November 7, at Chateau Mukhrani.
Palitra Media has organized a workshop at the Silicon Valley Tbilisi area,
Very few national dishes are as popular as sushi worldwide.
Georgia is expected to experience changing weather from tomorrow till November 11.
Iconic Georgian poet Jansug Charkviani passed away at the age of 86,
Georgian operator Besik Kalandadze took the 8th place among 30 participants from 16 countries at Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) European Championship Final.
Former AC Milan defender Kakha Kaladze has been elected new mayor of Tbilisi, capital of Georgia.
GEL Exchange
USD
1
USD
2.7039
EUR
1
EUR
3.1836
GBP
1
GBP
3.5659
RUB
100
RUB
4.5143
November 2017
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30