Vow ASA supplies robotic AI technology to Paprec and Bianna Recycling
Vow ASA has won an order with French leaders in recycling, Paprec and Bianna Recycling to provide a robotic sorting system powered by artificial intelligence. The order will be provided by Vow’s subsidiary, ETIA, and is valued at €300,000.
Bianna Recycling is the procurement, engineering, and construction contractor for Paprec’s recycling plant La Courneuve in the North of France.
The unit is named Ascodero Intelligent Robotic Sorting System (AIRSS) and will be sorting demolition material, predominantly wood and concrete.
The AI-powered robot will detect and sort 1000 units/hr of wood and concrete waste in a stream of 1400 kg/hr of various materials.
Henrik Badin, CEO of Vow ASA said: “This important achievement by our ETIA team is a breakthrough for our land based robotic technology for waste sorting, and an important move towards building a circular economy for valorisation of waste in France.”
In France, there is a substantial market for waste sorting of construction and demolition material. In 2020 alone, there was a total of 42 million tonnes of building waste collected.
Paprec collected 16 million tonnes of waste from 280 sites in France and Switzerland.
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