UAE Launches Waste-to-Energy Plant First of Its Kind in The Region

  • Publish date: Thursday، 21 July 2022
UAE Launches Waste-to-Energy Plant First of It's Kind in The Region
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The UAE, yesterday, launched the Sharjah Waste-to-Energy Plant, the first of its kind in the region.

The plant will help turn nearly 300,000 tonnes of waste into energy annually, producing 30 megawatts (MW) of low-carbon electricity, enough to power nearly 28,000 homes in the UAE.

The project will also help prevent the emission of up to 450,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually, to help achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

The project, costing some AED4 billion, will be completed in line with international environmental standards, with a capacity of some 1,000 loaded trucks per day, treating 5,666 tonnes of municipal solid waste produced by the emirate daily.

It will also convert some 1.9 million tonnes of waste annually into renewable energy, which will provide the local electricity network with some 200 MW of clean energy.

The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy and the Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to turn some 5.1 million tonnes of municipal waste into energy in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.