UAE to Establish its First EV-Battery Recycling Plant

  • Publish date: Thursday، 19 January 2023
UAE to Establish its First EV-Battery Recycling Plant
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The UAE's first recycling plant for end-of-life batteries from electric vehicles will be established by BEEAH Recycling in a collaboration between the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MOEI) and the American University of Sharjah (AUS).

The EV battery recycling facility will be added to BEEAH Recycling's integrated waste management complex which will help further increase landfill waste diversion in the future as more batteries from EVs approach end-of-life. 

BEEAH currently has ten specialised waste processing and material recovery facilities that have contributed to a 76% waste diversion rate in Sharjah, the highest in the Middle East.

The UAE has witnessed a rising number of people switching from traditional vehicles to electric vehicles. In a 2022 study, over 30 percent of UAE people were considering switching to electric vehicles. Projections show the EV market will grow at a CAGR of 30 percent between 2022 and 2028.