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Bee'ah commissions biomass facility at its Sharjah complex

Bee'ah commissions biomass facility at its Sharjah complex

Dubai: Bee’ah has commissioned a new biomass facility at its Waste Management Complex in Al Sa’jaa, Sharjah. The plant will process 200 tonnes of cellulous and carbon-based waste daily - the equivalent mass of 16 standard school buses - to generate alternative fuel for industrial manufacturing.

Bee’ah “overcame logistical challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic” for a June completion, while continuing its essential waste processing, recycling and treatment operations.

The new facility first segregates cellulous- and carbon-based waste from construction, furniture, biological and bulky waste collected by Bee’ah from residential and commercial areas. The waste is then processed and converted into alternative fuel for cement factories and papermills, 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.

According to Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO of Bee’ah, “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.”

The alternative fuel took 1.5 years to develop.