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Founded Year

2007

Stage

Dead | Dead

Total Raised

$252.9M

Revenue

$0000 

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.

KiOR Headquarter Location

13001 Bay Park Road

Pasadena, Texas, 77507,

United States

Latest KiOR News

KiOR under fire for “bait and switch” scam detailed in emails

Aug 1, 2017

July 31, 2017 | Meghan Sapp In Mississippi, a local newspaper is alleging that KiOR executives pulled off a “bait and switch” scam securing by an offtake for refined crude oil rather than to refine crude bio-oil as required by the state to secure a $75 million loan in taxpayer money. Emails seen by the newspaper show concerns began as far back as 2010 as to whether the project would really take off or if it would backfire as had happened another state investment in the beef industry.

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KiOR Patents

KiOR has filed 107 patents.

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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

1/4/2013

3/2/2021

Chemical processes, Biofuels, Vegetable oils, Biodegradable waste management, Renewable energy

Grant

Application Date

1/4/2013

Grant Date

3/2/2021

Title

Related Topics

Chemical processes, Biofuels, Vegetable oils, Biodegradable waste management, Renewable energy

Status

Grant

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