IAN SKENE CO-FOUNDER
On a mission to revolutionise the worldwide construction industry through a first in its field development, Recycl8 will work to transform incinerator ash into a low carbon additive for concrete manufacture.
As a result, waste-to-energy facilities will not require to send incinerator ash to landfill, allowing concrete manufacturers to lessen their carbon footprint.
Fast forward a year and a half, the Recycl8 team has achieved a major milestone as energy industry experts Mike Wilson, founder of Ecosse IP and Doug Duguid, co-founder and former CEO of Enermech, invested £1 million. Mike and Doug’s appointments significantly strengthen the team and their investment will accelerate the development of the low carbon concrete solution.
Reflecting positively on his overall Grey Matters experience, Ian stated: “The programme enabled me to move the project forward at a much more accelerated pace, with the experienced professionals and mentors who helped to reinforce my plans, ensuring they were solid and tangible.
“Whilst I am a fairly hands on and get it done type of person, I always need the expertise of others around me who have the necessary skillsets to complete the entire project. Grey Matters enabled me to find that essential expertise.
“I was also given a unique set of openings to other business support organisations in the entrepreneurial ecosystem such as Business Gateway, as well as local entrepreneurs who have supplied high quality information which has been fundamental for progressing the business.”
A pioneer in its field, Recycl8 plans to leverage its key resources to build a more sustainable future for the waste-to-energy and construction industries, contributing to the circular economy.