Imperial recycling hub takes on Stoneglass

Imperial Innovations, the technology commercialisation and investment company, has signed up Stoneglass Building Products to its recycling programme.

The Imperial Innovations Recycling Commercialisation Centre is an incubator for early-stage companies. The centre will provide technical resources and business planning assistance, support the existing management team, provide access to funding and investors, and help to develop and exploit product markets.

Stoneglass’ speciality lies in the field of glass recycling. It is developing technology that will enable glass waste to replace traditional clay based bricks, pavers and brick cladding in construction materials, with an very high recycled content of 97%.

Susan Searle, CEO of Imperial Innovations, said: “Stoneglass is the second company we have signed up to the Recycling Commercialisation Centre. Its technology will certainly make a difference to alleviating the problem of glass waste. We encourage more inventors to contact us so we can help them bring their innovative ideas to market.”

The Recycling Commercialisation Centre was launched in April 2006 in partnership with WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme) to support and accelerate the growth and development of early stage businesses and technologies in the recycling sector. Glenn Janes was appointed as manager of the centre in October 2006. Prior to joining Imperial, he held the position of COO at Genesis Organic, an environmental waste recycling company, and director of corporate development at Hi-Point Industries, a manufacturer of oil absorbent and containment products.