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.