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ZenRobotics to develop first robotic waste recycling plant in China

ZenRobotics' robotic waste recycling plant

Finnish manufacturer also signs new distribution deal with Jiangsu LVHE Environmental Technology Co.

HELSINKI-based ZenRobotics and Jiang LVHE Environmental Technology Co. have agreed to cooperate on the first robotic construction and demolition waste recycling facility in China. 

The Finnish company said that the first units will be installed in summer 2017 and that it has also signed an exclusive partnership deal with the Chinese C&D waste specialist for the distribution of its ZenRobotics Recycler robotic waste sorting system in China.  

Jiangsu LVHE are a state-owned holding enterprise under the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and Wujin Green Building Industrial Agglomeration Demonstration Zone. Focusing on sustainable resource utilization and environmental protection, the company has grown to become a major player in the construction and demolition recycling market in the country.  

‘We will keep exploring and innovating in C&D waste recycling to develop a ‘green’ building industry,’ said Xue Feng, general manager of LVHE. ‘However, it is very difficult to dispose of the mixed C&D waste in China because of the massive quantities and multiple waste categories.

He continued: ‘Now we can solve the problems. ZenRobotics’ technology is a great addition to our operations as we aim to employ the latest innovations, newest processes and modern equipment in producing new sustainable building materials.’

According to ZenRobotics, robotic waste sorting has huge potential in China where the volume of construction waste has risen rapidly in line with the accelerating urbanization. Modern technological solutions are on demand particularly in China’s Eco-cities.

Timo Taalas, chief executive office of ZenRobitics, said: ‘There are huge opportunities in the Chinese market as the volume of construction waste mounts up. High-quality fractions and high cost-efficiency are key benefits of robotic waste sorting.’

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