Solum A/S to open ‘first autonomous robot sorting plant’ in Denmark
New C&D waste facility to incorporate advanced ZenRobotics AI and sensor technologies
DANISH recycling operators Solum A/S have announced that they are expected to open one of Scandinavia’s most sophisticated and advanced sorting plants based on AI robotic technologies from ZenRobotics. The new, fully autonomous robotic sorting station will sort up to 25,000 tons of mixed waste per year, replacing manual processes and operate independently around the clock.
Importantly, the C&D waste sorting plant will raise the recycling percentage and quality of the waste at Solum A/S, improving overall recycling efficiency, work safety, and the circular economy.
The automated robots utilized at the waste sorting plant will be powered by advanced AI and sensor technologies, which make it possible to continuously fine-tune the fractions and separate the different types of waste on site.
The new plant will consist of multiple robot arms that lift objects up to 30kg and together handle up to 4,000 picks per hour 24h a day, seven days a week. The autonomous robot sorting plant will be distributed by ReTec Miljø and is expected to be operational this summer.
‘We are thrilled to partner with Solum A/S and ReTec to bring the first AI-powered robot sorting plant for C&D and C&I waste to Denmark, placing more robots on the world map,’ commented Jarmo Ruohonen, chief executive officer of ZenRobotics.
‘A fully independent and automated waste sorting plant creates a safer and more efficient recycling environment, lowering operating costs and recovering more valuable, high-quality fractions. Modern waste sorting infrastructure is essential to transition to a circular economy and meet the increasing demand for high-quality recycled materials, and frontrunning operators like Solum are leading the way.’