Sharjah Reaffirms its Commitment to Divert Waste Away from Landfills

Sharjah launched a plant in July 2022 for turning solid waste into energy. It is the first commercial project of its kind in the Middle East, developed by the Emirates Waste to Energy Company, a joint venture between Bee’ah, the region’s leading sustainability group and Masdar, one of the world’s leading companies in renewable energy. The plant feeds 2,000 homes in the emirate by connecting them to the Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority’s network while eliminating 150,000 tonnes of harmful carbon emissions. The station treats a whopping 300,000 tonnes of solid waste annually. When the plant reaches its maximum operational capacity, it will generate 30 megawatts of energy annually, enough to provide electricity to more than 28,000 homes in the emirate. While 90 per cent of the waste is treated by Bee’ah, the plant helps eliminate 450,000 tonnes of harmful carbon emissions.


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