Sharjah: BEEAH Recycling, the BEEAH Group’s waste processing and material recovery business, has named Sharjah Cement Factory and Lafarge Emirates Cement/Geocycle “Green Partners” for being among the UAE’s first cement production facilities to use lower emission fuels, contribute to net-zero emissions targets, and support the circular economy.
The awarding ceremony was held at the BEEAH Group stand at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) in the presence of Mr. Issa Al Hashemi, Assistant Under-Secretary for the Sustainable Communities Sector, and Mr. Khaled Al Huraimel, the Group CEO of BEEAH Group.
Mr. Daker El Rabaya, CEO of BEEAH Recycling, presented the awards to Mr. Pravinchandra Batavia, CEO of Sharjah Cement Factory, and Mr. Olivier Milhaud, General Manager of Lafarge Emirates Cement/Geocycle, a member of the Holcim Group.
Mr. Pravinchandra Batavia, CEO of Sharjah Cement, shared that “we are always looking at ways to minimise our impact on the environment as one of the UAE’s major cement production companies. It has been a pleasure to use the alternative fuel from BEEAH Recycling, which helps minimise our environmental impact. It is also beneficial for us that BEEAH Recycling is located near our factory, enabling us to reduce emissions associated with transporting fuel for our operations.”
Mr. Olivier Milhaud commented on the award that “we are working towards building progress for people and the planet; sustainability is a key value for our organisation and working with low-emission, low-cost alternative fuel is an aligned decision for us. We look forward to healthy collaborations in the future and to building a sustainable world together.”
As the largest producer of alternative fuels in the region, BEEAH Recycling produced 150,000 tonnes of alternative fuels in 2022 alone. Out of the 150,00 tonnes, a large amount constitutes Refuse Derived Fuels (RDF), which is produced at BEEAH Recycling’s Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) facility.
A first-of-its kind facility in the region, the SRF facility transforms Municipal Solid Waste into high-quality RDF, which has lower moisture and chlorine content than traditional carbon fuels. The RDF can then be injected into kilns for cement production. In 2022, BEEAH Recycling supplied Sharjah Cement Factory with 50,000 tonnes of RDF for their cement production operations.
The SRF facility is located within BEEAH Recycling’s integrated waste management complex. The complex has helped the emirate of Sharjah achieve a landfill waste diversion rate of 76 percent, which is the highest in the Middle East.