Sharjah’s BEEAH further equips its waste management complex with SRF facility

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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BEEAH Recycling, a waste processing and material recovery business under BEEAH Group, has added a new Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) facility to its state-of-the-art, integrated waste management complex in Al Sajaa, Sharjah.

The SRF facility will transform commercial residue waste into a high-quality alternative green fuel in cement factories, where the fuel will be injected into the kilns during production.

The facility is among ten other recycling facilities managed and operated by BEEAH Recycling that have so far contributed to a 76 percent landfill waste diversion in the emirate, the highest in the Middle East. The addition of the SRF facility is expected to help further increase landfill waste diversion in Sharjah.

Daker El-Rabaya
Daker El-Rabaya
CEO – BEEAH Recycling

“This is a huge leap forward for our recycling business, which has been focused on working towards a circular economy and zero-waste to landfill. Now, we are furthering our impact by producing specialized green, alternative fuels. BEEAH Recycling has always aimed to set a new standard for integrated zero waste solutions, pioneering the recovery of valuable material from virtually all types of waste in the region. Through advanced recycling techniques, we are shaping a circular economy and demonstrating that it is not only environmentally beneficial but also financially viable. The SRF facility follows a purely commercial model that is fully independent of gate fees.”

The SRF Facility’s waste processing model is the first of its kind in the region. It produces an alternative green fuel that is high-value, low moisture and low in chlorine content, which is a more sustainable and lower emissions alternative to coal that is typically used in cement production. The SRF facility currently has a production capacity of 85,000 tons of alternative green fuel every year, which amounts to 250 tons per day.

Sharjah Cement, which is located close to BEEAH Recycling’s Waste Management Complex, has entered an agreement to receive 73,000 tons of alternative green fuel from the SRF facility every year.

Mr. Pravinchandra Batavia, CEO of Sharjah Cement, said that “We are excited to enter this agreement with BEEAH Recycling. By using this high-efficiency green alternative to coal, we will be able to meet production targets effectively, and move closer to our sustainability goals while supporting a circular economy and contributing to lower emissions.”

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