UAE-based Sharaf Group to establish ‘Used Lead Acid Battery’ recycling facility in Dubai

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE’s largest and most respected business conglomerate Sharaf Group plans to set up a state-of-the-art ‘Used Lead Acid Battery’ (ULAB) recycling facility in Dubai Industrial City, in line with Dubai’s objective of “Clean Environment” and “Zero Waste” by 2050.

According to the reports, the scaled fully automated facility will process 21,000 tons or 85 percent of the ULABs produced in Dubai every year, starting with six tons per hour capacity and a smelter of three tons per hour, further enhancing an optimized circular economy.

Engitec Technologies, a well-known Italian battery recycle plant manufacturer, is building the facility, which will be expected to start operation in the first quarter of 2023 with a 25-person team.

According to the statement, “Implementing modern technologies, the hitherto practice of disposing ULAB by discharging it to the ground will be replaced by environmentally friendly protocols discharging acid, as harmless water, and high-quality lead ingots, which will enable re-entry of the recycled products into the value chain through battery manufacturers.”

Mr. Sharafuddin Sharaf, vice-chairman of Sharaf Group commented, “We at Sharaf Group constantly look to bring in new innovative technologies which will contribute towards the growth of our country and further help shape His Highness’s vision of creating a clean, sustainable, and zero pollution UAE for future generations.”

As per the statement, “The recycling facility promises to be a beacon of Green Tech and Future Tech investments necessary to further the recycling infrastructure to support a sustainable future in the region.”

The program will also encourage venture capitalists and early-stage entrepreneurs working in water purification, waste recycling, and ocean cleanup to work with government organizations and environmental authorities to make Dubai a greener and more progressive place. This process will not only reduce lead pollution but it will also help to address the worldwide environmental problem and mitigate the effects of climate change.

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