Gareth was appointed a senior role within DEXT, where he immediately began the application process for a UKRI project titled “Advanced heat recovery systems for the food manufacturing industry, DEXT.”
The plan initiated a detailed R&D project to address the previous engineering challenges discovered with project ‘Apollo’ and develop the in-duct heat exchanger into a mass-market product.
Gareth’s production engineering experience meant he focused on the application of the combined simulation, experimental findings and production techniques to strategically plan a comprehensive R&D route.
- Designed a pre-project engineering pathfinder to maintain the momentum of commercial interest.
- Successfully implemented a new manufacturing method for the core technology to reduce production costs and increase performance potential.
- Successfully trialled a MK2 version of the wind tunnel test facility.
- Submitted a comprehensive R&D project plan to United Kingdom Research & Innovation – Innovate UK.