Capture6 names Ruth M. Cross to its advisory board

Capture6 is pleased to announce the appointment of a new member to its advisory board. Ruth M. Cross is a distinguished international leader, bringing significant experience in leading community development and social impact initiatives throughout the Pacific Island region. Her invaluable experience and insight will further enhance Capture6’s efforts for an inclusive and equitable carbon removal deployment.

Headshot of Ruth M. Cross

“We are thrilled to have Ruth join our board as she brings not only personal perspective on the impacts of climate change on the Pacific Island, but a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to bring real change to communities,” said Ethan Cohen-Cole, CEO of Capture6.


Capture6’s technology is particularly relevant to the climate vulnerability of Kiribati. Kiribati is routinely ranked as among the most vulnerable nations to climate change and has been grappling with this existential threat for years. Capture6’s approach is unique in providing a highly scalable, energy and water-positive method of carbon capture, removal, and storage. Its DAC process integrates with water treatment technologies and provides a circular economy integration whereby water treatment facilities’ salty water (brine) is used to produce solvent to capture atmospheric carbon dioxide. Capture6’s technology supports community and environmental benefits by delivering additional freshwater and removing CO₂.

Ms. Cross is a seasoned leader working as a driven strategist with over 17 years of professional experience in financial services operations, marketing, and project management. In recent years, she has held numerous consultancy positions in Kiribati’s development sector, which stems from her dedicated interest in social impact, capacity building, Pacific aid, and sustainable development opportunities in Kiribati. She is the Founder of the Tungaru Climate Alliance, a board member of Kindling Kiribati – Small Business Development, and President of the Rotary Club of Tarawa.


In addition, she has developed community programs and projects to address challenges in Kiribati relating to economic empowerment of women, adaptation and mitigation efforts in climate change, sanitation, the environment, health care, education, and business. She collaborates with local and regional partners, such as the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS).

view of the Coastal beach in Kiribati, Fiji


Through these platforms, she has developed and supported community programs and projects that have benefited thousands of people in Tarawa and the outer islands, especially women and youth, by providing them with access to training, mentoring, funding, and networking opportunities. In recognition of her efforts and achievements, she was awarded the Kiribati Order of Merit by the President of Kiribati in 2021 and selected as an Obama Foundation Leader for the Asia-Pacific cohort in 2022.


“I am passionate about creating positive change in Kiribati through meaningful collaborations and a “better together” approach and am particularly motivated by the vision of ensuring access to safe water and sanitation for all. I am so pleased to join Capture6’s board, as I whole-heartedly believe that through their technology, we can enact real change for communities everywhere,” said Ms. Cross.

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