Sharjah-based waste management company Bee'ah has officially set up a new biomass facility at its waste management complex in Al Sa’jaa area of the northern emirate.
The plant will process 200 tonnes of cellulose and carbon-based waste daily, the equivalent mass of 16 standard school buses, to generate alternative fuel for industrial manufacturing as part of the UAE’s push towards a circular economy.
Bee’ah said it overcame logistical challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, to complete the facility in June 2020, while continuing its essential waste processing, recycling and treatment operations, uninterrupted.
The new biomass facility first segregates cellulose- and carbon-based waste from construction, furniture, biological and bulky waste collected by Bee’ah from residential and commercial areas, said the statement .
The waste is then processed and converted into alternative fuel for cement factories and paper mills, helping to reduce fossil fuel consumption and total energy costs for these industries.
The plant will also reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills, supporting the UAE government's Vision 2021 of diverting waste from landfills by 75 per cent.
Group CEO Khaled Al Huraimel said: "Bee’ah is keen to leverage its experience in integrated waste management to expand its current portfolio of zero-waste solutions. We actively invest in R&D and strategic partnerships to develop innovative projects and solutions that allow us to increase our recycling capabilities and help drive the UAE’s circular economy."
"We firmly believe in the need to recapture value from waste and reintegrate materials back into the economy, helping to save precious natural resources, mitigate environmental impact and divert waste from overly used landfills," he added.-TradeArabia News Service