Scottish Enterprise funding fuels creation of graduate engineer role at Recycl8

23/11/2023
Mark Gillespie, CEO, Daniel Wisely, Graduate Engineer and Jim Young, Technical Consultant.

SUSTAINABLE technology firm Recycl8 has appointed its first graduate engineer, Daniel Wisely, thanks to a six-figure Low Carbon Manufacturing Challenge Fund (LCMCF) grant from Scottish Enterprise. The grant has played a crucial role in enabling the Aberdeenshire-based company to expand its team and recruit a graduate engineer.

Daniel Wisely will collaborate with Recycl8’s Industry Technical Consultant, Jim Young, to advance the company’s testing and development program for its innovative sustainable low-carbon R8 Mix concrete. The recent LCMCF grant supports Recycl8’s commitment to developing low-carbon products and processes.

Recycl8 achieved a significant milestone by conducting the first industry pour of its R8 Mix concrete made with recycled materials in collaboration with Breedon Group. The concrete, composed of Recycl8’s R8 Mix along with blended cement and aggregate, was supplied to civil engineering and construction firm W M Donald for a housing foundation project on Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ new Huntingtower development in Perth, Scotland.

Daniel Wisely’s role will be instrumental in planning, executing, and analysing further industry collaborations as Recycl8’s sustainable concrete gains traction in the global construction industry.

Mark Gillespie, CEO of Recycl8, expressed his enthusiasm for Daniel’s appointment, stating, “We are thrilled to bring Daniel on board at a time when our game-changing R8 Mix concrete is really starting to gain traction across the global construction industry. It’s an exciting opportunity for Daniel to put his excellent grounding in construction management into practice, and Recycl8 will benefit hugely from his combination of academic rigour, progressive mindset and sound knowledge of the industry.”

Daniel Wisely, who holds a BSc (Hons) Degree in Construction Management from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, sees this role as an opportunity to contribute to launching a pioneering solution that helps the construction industry reduce CO2 emissions in line with Net Zero.

The LCMCF grant, part of the Scottish Government’s ‘Making Scotland’s Future’ plan, supports companies in developing low-carbon products, processes, or services to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy in the manufacturing industry.

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