Bee’ah has announced that it has signed a long-term contract with Sharjah Cement Factory for the supply of alternative fuel from Bee’ah’s solid recovered fuel (SRF) plant. The agreement is in line with the UAE’s commitment to promote the use of cleaner fuels and protect the environment.
According to a statement from Bee’ah, the agreement bolsters its efforts to achieve a zero waste-to-landfill target in Sharjah and will result in a reduction in the carbon footprint in the Emirate. It involves the innovative use of commercial and industrial waste as well as mixed household waste from Bee’ah’s waste management complex. Bee’ah added that this will help to develop an even cleaner power source than recovered derived fuel (RDF), another common alternative fuel used in cement factories.
HE Khaled Al Huraimel, group CEO of Bee’ah, said: “Bee’ah believes in using innovation and creativity to solve the environmental and waste challenges we currently face. As a result of our tireless efforts, we have enhanced our capabilities to offer clean and high-quality alternative fuels to industrial companies in the UAE, and work towards a circular economy in the country.”
“In supporting Sharjah Cement Factory’s sustainability efforts, we are also contributing to making Sharjah the first zero-waste city in the region. Overall, this agreement marks another milestone for Bee’ah, establishing us as leaders in the alternative fuel market.”
Additionally, Bee’ah stated that its fuel supply to Sharjah Cement Factory is powering the factory and reducing the use of traditional fuels. At minimum, 73,000 tonnes will be provided each year – the equivalent weight of over 460 houses. This translates to 73,000 additional tonnes of waste being diverted from Sharjah landfills and being reused by the UAE’s industries, the waste management company added.
Commenting on the partnership, Pravinchandra Batavia, CEO, Sharjah Cement Factory said: “Companies and industries in the UAE must work together to realise new efficiencies and achieve the country’s sustainability objectives. We thank Bee’ah for its support and provision of a more environmentally responsible fuel that will allow us to reduce our carbon emissions and improve our environmental performance.”
Sharjah Cement Factory’s use of SRF from Bee’ah also complies with the UAE government’s objectives to replace 10% of current fuel sources with alternative fuels produced by waste treatment, Bee’ah said. In line with this, Bee’ah has used a more technologically advanced process to produce an even cleaner fuel.
“With this agreement and other ongoing arrangements with Bee’ah and other public and private sector establishments, Sharjah Cement Factory will replace more than 30% of fossil fuel with alternative fuels,” Batavia concluded.