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Aberdeenshire company Recycl8 embarks on first large-scale commercial project


By Kyle Ritchie

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Sustainable technology firm Recycl8 has just completed its first large-scale commercial project.

It follows the successful first industry pour of its sustainable, lower carbon, R8 Mix concrete last year on a housing foundation.

The Aberdeenshire-based company has partnered once again with construction materials specialists, Breedon Group, to supply Recycl8’s patented solution of sustainable R8 Mix concrete, for the installation of an industrial floor slab on behalf of international energy transition firm, Aurora Energy Services.

Recycl8's Mark Gillespie and Doug Duguid of Aurora Energy Services.
Recycl8's Mark Gillespie and Doug Duguid of Aurora Energy Services.

Breedon supplied the pioneering R8 Mix concrete to civil engineering contractor Nicol of Skene for installation for Aurora’s new operations and training headquarters in Inverness.

The R8 Mix concrete is produced in line with the range of Breedon balance low carbon concretes.

Having recently secured funding from the Scottish National Investment Bank, Aurora is expanding its network of regional training hubs and workshop facilities to grow the global green energy supply chain.

CEO of Recycl8 Mark Gillespie said: "We are excited to be working with Aurora Energy Services.

“It is particularly gratifying for us to be carrying out our first large-scale commercial project with an organisation which is committed to supporting the energy sector transition to net zero, with a particular focus on the renewables sector.

"With our commitment to fostering a sustainable, circular economy future for the construction industry by playing our part in lowering carbon emissions from concrete manufacture, we share the same values and synergies.

"In fact, our ‘green’ credentials were the deciding factor in Recycl8 being selected for this project."

“Working closely with our partners in the waste to energy and construction industries, we have developed R8 Mix, a pioneering, sustainable concrete, which not only has a lower embodied carbon than traditional mixes, but also gives new life to materials that would otherwise be discarded.

"We believe that this is the future of sustainable construction, and we are proud to partner with Aurora Energy Services to put our ambitions into action.”

Doug Duguid, CEO of Aurora Energy Services, said: “Our operations and training headquarters in Inverness is critical to our plans for driving job and training opportunities in Scotland’s burgeoning renewables sector.

"Selecting Recycl8 for this project is part of a conscious effort to ensure that companies within the construction supply chain align closely with our values and our commitment to accelerating the energy transition.

“We are genuinely thrilled to be working with Recycl8, an ethically conscious, sustainable business making real progress in tackling the challenge of decarbonisation across the global construction industry.”

Doug Duguid is also a director of Recycl8, having invested in the company, along with a group of private investors, in 2021.


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