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About KiOR

KiOR Inc., a joint venture between Khosla Ventures and BIOeCON, will develop and commercialize Biomass Catalytic Cracking (BCC) technology. BCC technology converts lignocellulosic biomass into a bio-crude which is suitable for upgrading to transportation fuels. This offers commercial benefits including using harvesting waste rather than food crops; environmental sustainability; reduced reliance on fossil fuels; and enabling economic development in rural areas.The key technical problem addressed by BCC is opening up the solid fibrous woody material so that it can be transformed. The existing processes are costly and energy or chemicals intensive. BIOeCON has developed a simple non-energy-intensive way to make woody biomass accessible to catalysts, which aims to enable the conversion of the biomass in to a bio-crude with good product properties.

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13001 Bay Park Road

Pasadena, Texas, 77507,

United States

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KiOR has filed 107 patents.

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Kior Medical Grade Laser Hair Removal Machine Review

May 18, 2022

Who doesn’t want smooth and hairless skin? Well, that is the dream of every woman on this planet, and maybe for some men, too. Now, if we think about hair removal options, we can think of shaving, waxing, and then laser hair removal. Shaving and waxing can hurt and damage our skins and do not guarantee permanent hair removal. Laser hair removal is all the rage these days. You can find countless options ranging from IPL to Diode and Ruby. But are these options safe and effective? Well, fret no more. Today, we’re going to review one of the best laser hair removal solutions called the Kior Medical Grade Laser Hair Removal Machine, which claims to be your ultimate solution for painless hair removal at home. What is the Kior Laser Hair Removal Machine? KIOR – The #1 Laser Hair Removal Machine For Sensitive Skin is suited for all skin types and skin tones. Kior home laser hair removal seamlessly removes hair permanently and safely. See Kior Laser Hair Removal Machine in action: <iframe width=”600″ height=”330″ src=”″ title=”YouTube video player” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen></iframe> Kior laser hair removal machine has made removing unwanted hair as easy as possible. Now, there is no need to go to salons after every short period of time, and pay considerable amounts of money per session. The Kior laser hair removal machine offers the ultimate complete body care. Let’s take a look at how Kior handheld laser hair removal actually works. How Does the Kior Laser Hair Removal Machine Work? This at home laser hair removal device is able to remove unwanted hair from any part of the body by emitting a light that is absorbed by the melanin in the hair. The Kior laser hair removal machine is loaded with 1 million light flashes, to last you a considerably long time. This light energy is converted into heat, which in turn impairs the hair follicles to produce any unwanted hair. Melanin in the hair helps absorb the light from the flashes of this home laser hair removal device, which ultimately stimulates it to go into its resting phase. As a result, you are left with smooth and hair-free skin. How to Use Kior Home Laser Hair Removal Device? The Kior laser hair removal machine is incredibly easy to use. You are not required to use any gels or cream. Just plug in the Kior handheld laser hair removal machine, lock in the skin from where you want to remove unwanted hair and press the button. The device will flashlight, and then you can start removing hair from other areas. That’s it. Who thought at home hair removal can be this easy? Pros of Kior Handheld Laser Hair Removal Machine Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of the Kior laser hair removal machine so that you can be a better judge yourself: One-Step Process & Easy-to-Use The Kior laser hair removal machine is incredibly easy and convenient to use. All you need to do is plug it in, and target any hair on any part of your body that you want to remove. The Kior laser hair removal machine is a one-step process. There are no additional materials required, including gels, creams, or ice packs. 1 Million Flashes The Kior home laser hair removal system contains 1 million flashes. This means this device can flash upto 1 million times – enough for laser hair removal on three people! Cost-Effective Hair Removal At Home The Kior handheld laser hair removal device is comparatively cheaper than ordinary laser hair removal solution. As an estimate, ordinary laser hair removal solutions  can cost individuals more than $200 per session per area. Plus, candidates are required to have at least four to six sessions in order to see results. As a result, the total price of hair removal by laser can go upto $5,000, or even more. Phewww! So, Kior is definitely a cost-effective solution when it comes to removing hair permanently . Plus, you won’t even need to visit the clinics – just use Kior at your convenience, in the comfort of your home. Targets All Types of Hair Without Hurting the Skin Kior at home laser hair removal machine works on every part of the body, face, arms, legs, bikini area, and so on. The best part is that it is suitable for both men, women, and teenagers. Plus, the Kior home laser hair removal device works best for sensitive skins too. You can now groom your sensitive skins without any fears and tears! Offers the Same Intensity Found in Cosmetic Centers OPT strengthens each effective pulse, in turn helping users have the same intensity that is normally only in cosmetic centers. Plus, this handheld laser hair removal device uses a wavelength of 650nm, which is comparatively longer than most hair removal devices in the market have to offer. Fast Permanent Hair Removal Kior offers the fastest hair removal process. With only 8 weeks, you can also enjoy permanently smooth and hairless skin, without any side effects! Helps Boost Collagen Development As we age, collagen naturally starts to deplete. Plus, it also gets harder for our bodies to produce more. But, Kior at home laser hair removal device can help you boost collagen development, and also rejuvenate damaged cells. Now for the cons…   The Kior at home laser hair removal device doesn’t really have any cons, except for one… Does Not Work on Dark Skin or Very Light Hair The Kior at home laser hair removal device works on pretty much any type of skin, without causing the slightest harm. However, this laser hair removal device might not work well on dark skin or very light-colored hair. The reason behind this is that the laser hair removal devices work by detecting the melanin that is present in our hair and skin. Hence, individuals who have dark skin or very light hair won’t deem this device as effective. Price of Kior At Home Laser Hair Removal Device So, what is the price of this at home laser hair removal device? The Kior handheld hair removal device costs only $159. The best part is, if you purchase two of these incredibly intuitive hair removal machines, you will get $30 off! Also, this price includes free shipping, and a 60-days hassle-free return! P.S. : The refurbished variant is $10 cheaper. Who thought hair removal could be this cheap and handy? Conclusion: Is Kior The Best At Home Laser Hair Removal Device? So, there you have it – a complete and detailed review of the Kior at home hair removal device. Now, the final question… Is the Kior laser hair removal machine worth it? We definitely recommend the Kior laser hair removing device for everyone wanting smooth and hairless skin, as this is the easiest and most cost-effective alternative you can ever find.

KiOR Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was KiOR founded?

    KiOR was founded in 2007.

  • Where is KiOR's headquarters?

    KiOR's headquarters is located at 13001 Bay Park Road, Pasadena.

  • What is KiOR's latest funding round?

    KiOR's latest funding round is Dead.

  • How much did KiOR raise?

    KiOR raised a total of $252.9M.

  • Who are the investors of KiOR?

    Investors of KiOR include Mississippi Development Authority, Khosla Ventures, Alberta Investment Management Corporation and Artis Capital Management.

  • Who are KiOR's competitors?

    Competitors of KiOR include Fulcrum BioEnergy, Lynntech, Edeniq, Hawaii BioEnergy, Inventure Chemical Technology and 13 more.

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