Let’s lay the foundation for a sustainable future together!

We aim to revolutionize the concrete industry by integrating renewable biochar (Kinochar™) to significantly reduce carbon emissions. We trust in the familiar reliability of basic concrete, enhanced by our patent-pending Kinochar™ technology, which sequesters carbon while fortifying strength, ensuring compliance with carbon limits without sacrificing performance.

Our solution is uniquely sustainable— it’s grown, not mined!

Kainos What’s in the name

Ever wondered what’s behind the meaning and purpose of a name?

“Kainos.” it’s a vibrant Greek word meaning “new” or ”fresh.” Like our vision, it’s all about renewal, about turning the page to something not only new in time but revolutionary in nature, form or quality.

“Kainos” is for those looking to innovate to bring fresh perspectives and transformative ideas to light- exactly what we aim to do here at Kainos Materials.

Founder/Innovator

Lori Tunstall, PhD.

Hi, I’m Lori Tunstall. I’m the founder of Kainos Materials, a professor at Colorado School of Mines, and a Princeton Ph.D. I started KM to help commercialize technological solutions we are developing in my lab. We are focused on using materials science to solve problems for the concrete industry, improving concrete’s durability and sustainability with simple strategies that work.

In every facet of my life, I’m passionate about problem solving. I’m a chronic achiever, obsessive about attaining excellence efficiently; and as a blend of optimism and grit, no hurdle is too high. I’ve been distinguished with several honors in different stages of my career—Princeton University’s Emerging Alumni Scholars Award as a graduate student, the Defense Programs Award of Excellence as a research scientist, and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award as a professor—all of which speak to my commitment to do things well, no matter what it is. For me, problem solving isn’t work, it’s play; so I’m genuinely excited to have some fun and continue innovating with Kainos Materials.

What we Solve

As the second most consumed material on the planet after water, cement is responsible for 8% of global co2 emissions.

We aim to reduce CO2 emissions from the concrete industry by bringing Carbon Neutrality to cement

It’s this simple

Step 1

Heat waste biomass without oxygen and convert it into bio-charcoal (biochar)

Step 2

Apply our green ip and mill the biochar to create KINOCHARTM

Step 3

Create beautiful, low carbon concrete products by replacing 10-40% cement with KINOCHARTM

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Frequently Asked Questions

We create our products using a variety of biomass feedstocks (Agriculture, Woodstock, and Municipal waste). Our product’s success lies in our patent-pending processing and methodology, which allows us to replace higher percentages of cement with Kinochar and realize greater strengths than those of others.
Yes, so long as it’s strategic and aligned with our objectives.
Yes, we are engaged with several strategic pilots but are open to more. We are located in Golden, Colorado, and respectfully want pilots in areas within the region so we may easily. study results.
We greatly appreciate any introductions and relationships you may be willing to share.
We are looking at the spring of 2025 to have our Landscaping and non-loadbearing Architectural Kinochar ™ available. Other grades will follow shortly thereafter.

Let’s lay the foundation for a sustainable future together!

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