A spin-out company from Edinburgh is ramping up production of its eco-friendly bricks to more than two million per year after securing £1 million of funding from Zero Waste Scotland. Kenoteq, which is also preparing to announce details of its first round of seed funding, expects to begin commercial sales of its K-Briq next year following scale-up of its production line at Hamilton Waste & Recycling in Musselburgh. K-Briq is the first in a series of circular economy products the company plans to bring to market in the next few years. More than 90 per cent of Kenoteq’s bricks are made from recycled demolition and construction waste materials. They are said to produce just 10% of the CO2 emissions of a traditional fired brick, and require less than a tenth of the energy to manufacture. K-Briq is based on the work of Professor Gabriela Medero from Heriot-Watt University following more than a decade of research and development into the creation of low-carbon products from recycled construction waste. She and Kenoteq managing director Sam Chapman co-founded the business in January 2020.
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