Middle East Energy Awards: Sharjah Waste to Energy Project of Masdar and Bee'ah wins Clean Energy Initiative of the Year Award

Middle East Energy Awards: Sharjah Waste to Energy Project of Masdar and Bee'ah wins Clean Energy Initiative of the Year Award
Energy ME awards 2019 held at Play restaurant H hotel
Published: 29 September 2019 - 2:30 a.m.
By: Martin Menachery
Today, power generation accounts for 25% of the CO2 emissions worldwide. In order to avoid the most serious consequences for climate, more electricity must not mean a further increase in CO2.

Sharjah Waste to Energy Project by Masdar and Bee'ah contribute to Sharjah's effort to reach ‘zero waste-to-landfill’ target by 2020, and the UAE to deliver its 2021 goal of diverting 75% of solid waste from landfills. The facility will process more than 37.5 tonnes per hour of municipal solid waste to generate energy. The net electrical power produced will be 29MW, which will be supplied to the Sharjah electricity grid.

The flue gas from the waste processing will be treated before being released into the atmosphere, which will reduce the carbon foot print. The project displaces almost 450,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year, and saves 45 million cubic metre natural gas per year would otherwise be burned to produce equivalent amount of power.

“We are proud to win the Clean Energy Initiative of the Year Award at the Middle East Energy Awards. As the first project of the Emirates Waste to Energy Company, a Bee'ah-Masdar joint venture, the Sharjah Waste to Energy Facility represents a new milestone on the path to a sustainable future in the UAE,” said Khaled Al Huraimel, group CEO, Bee’ah.

“It is also a case study for how leading regional companies can join forces to collaborate on environment-friendly initiatives. This waste-to-energy plant will help take us beyond the 76% waste diversion rate that Bee’ah has achieved in Sharjah, and keep us on track to make Sharjah the first zero-waste city in the region by 2021.”

The ‘highly commended’ nomination in this category is for CCS and CO2-EOR Pilot Project by Saudi Aramco.

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