Funding boost for eco-friendly brick

By Mike Hayes13 May 2021

Kenoteq has been awarded almost €1.2 million in funding from Zero Waste Scotland, to scale up production of its eco-friendly K-Briq.

The start-up company, spun out form Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University, says the award – part of Scotland’s Circular Economy Investment Fund – will allow it to produce more than two million bricks a year.

The K-Briq is made from more than 90% recycled demolition and construction waste material, while its manufacturing process produces just 10% of the CO2 emissions of traditionally-fired bricks and requires 10% of the energy.

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