Quebec-based Waste Robotics firm receives $1.4 million in government funding

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Waste Robotics, headquartered in Trois-Rivieres QC, recently recieved $1.4 million in Canadian government funding to support the development of its
robotic garbage sorter. The funding is being provided by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), which works with Canadian companies to bring clean technologies to market.

Waste Robotics is developing a sorting system that uses cutting-edge technology and artificial intelligence to separate commercial waste more efficiently and cost-effectively. The system will consist of a high-capacity, multi-arm robot sorting system. The system will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by diverting tens of thousands of tonnes of organic material from landfills every year.

The government support will further Waste Robotics’ effort to become a world leader in robotic waste and recycling sorting solutions. A government spokesperson said during the news conference to announce the funding that small and medium-sized businesses like Waste Robotics play an important role in the clean technology market, driving the economy and helping us meet our climate change goals.

The Government of Canada is making cleantech a priority in order to secure Canada’s international leadership position in this fast-growing market. Waste Robotics is an example of a clean technology company that is supporting growth and creating jobs, while helping to protect our environment.

During the funding announcement new conference, Eric Camirand, founder and CEO of Waste Robotics, stated: “Waste Robotics develops intelligent sorting systems that are revolutionizing the waste recycling industry and contributing in a significant way to sustainable development. We are very pleased to be able to benefit from the support of SDTC to demonstrate our technologies under real commercial conditions, thus strengthening the growth of Waste Robotics.”

Leah Lawrence, President and CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) attended the funding announcement and stated: “Everyone knows what it’s like to recycle waste in their home. This robot will help cities do it on a massive scale in a really cool, high-tech way, resulting in less garbage in our landfills.”

Sustainable Development Technology Canada helps Canadian entrepreneurs develop and demonstrate new environmental technologies that address climate change, clean air, clean water and clean soil challenges.