Company Overview

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Founded:
2007
Founders:
Samir Kaul
Headquarters:
Pasadena, TX
IPO:
Went Public on Jul 1, 2011
Stock:
NASDAQ:KIOR
Categories:
Clean Technology

Kior, a renewable fuels company, converts biomass into renewable crude oil that is processed into gasoline, diesel and fuel oil blendstocks.

Description

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Dutch biofuels startup Bioecon and Khosla Ventures have launched a joint venture called Kior, which will commercialize Bioecon's process for converting agricultural waste directly into "biocrude," a mixture of small hydrocarbon molecules that can be processed into fuels such as gasoline or diesel in existing oil refineries.

The process, Kior claims, boasts numerous advantages over other methods of producing biofuels: it could prove relatively cheap, relies on a nontoxic catalyst, taps into the present fuel-refining and transportation infrastructure, and produces clean-burning fuels that can be used in existing engines.

Current Team (5)

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Board Members and Advisors (5)

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Funding Rounds (4) - $297.90M

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Investors (2)

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    Khosla Ventures

    Khosla Ventures is a venture capital firm started in 2004 by Vinod Khosla, Co-Founder of Sun..
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    Alberta Investment Management

    Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) is one of Canada’s largest and most diversified..

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • KiOR, Inc.

    13001 Bay Park Road

    Pasadena, TX 77507

    USA

Images (1)

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