Kenoteq’s K-Briq offers a low carbon alternative to traditional high carbon clay and concrete bricks and blocks. Made from over 90% recycled construction and demolition waste, the K-Briq’s low-carbon production process does not require high temperature firing, virgin cement or high volumes of clay for its production. Using local inert recycled input materials, the journey for input materials to the point of manufacture is kept as short as possible and, with regional production sites anticipated across the UK, it is also intended to keep the product’s end journey from point of manufacture to site as short as possible.
Overview Of Start-up
Kenoteq is a sustainable materials manufacturing company, with its ethos based firmly in closed loop circular economy principals. Their first product, the K-Briq is a resource-efficient masonry unit made from over 95% inert recycled input materials. It is suitable for applications currently met by traditional bricks and blocks. Kenoteq’s low-carbon production process does not require high temperature firing, virgin cement or high volumes of clay for its production.
What Makes The Start-up Innovative
Kenoteq is using over 95% recycled inert input materials, the majority coming from recycled construction and demolition waste. There is no firing required and the bricks contain no virgin cement. The K-BRIQ is comparable in strength to a traditional clay or concrete brick, offer double thermal insulation and can be produced in bespoke colour options. Kenoteq has flexible production locations in the UK.
How The Start-up Has Been Designed To Scale Up Quickly
The manufacturing process and ultimate recipe for the K-Briq is patented and has been documented to create a license/franchise concept for regional partners across the UK and globally to set up regional production facilities. This licensed model will be implemented from late 2023 through working with waste management and distribution partners across the UK, and later Europe, the US and Canada.