Clean-tech company Kenoteq has been awarded £1 million of funding to begin producing a sustainable brick made from recycled construction waste.
The funding has been awarded by Zero Waste Scotland through the Circular Economy Investment Fund; aimed at supporting innovative work in Scotland that helps to deliver circular economy growth.
The investment will allow Kenoteq to produce two million of its bricks per year.
It claims its brick is made from 90% recycled demolition and construction waste and produces only a tenth of the carbon emissions generating by the production of a traditional fired brick.
Sam Chapman, Managing Director, Kenoteq said: “The construction industry faces a tremendous challenge when meeting decarbonisation goals. The industry sends more than 800 million tonnes of waste to landfill in Europe every year, at a huge cost to itself and the environment.
“In the UK, construction and the built environment accounts for approximately 50% of all waste generated in Scotland.”