Sharjah: BEEAH Recycling has announced the establishment of the nation’s first recycling plant for end-of-life batteries from electric vehicles in an agreement with the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MOEI) and the American University of Sharjah (AUS). The agreement was signed during the 2023 World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.
Mr. Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO of BEEAH Group, was joined by Daker El-Rabaya, CEO of BEEAH Recycling, to sign the agreement with Mr. Sharif Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of Energy and Petroleum Affairs, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, and Prof. Juan Sanchez, Provost of the American University of Sharjah.
The EV battery recycling facility is introduced as part of BEEAH Recycling’s integrated waste management complex, which currently has ten specialised waste processing and material recovery facilities. The facilities have contributed to a 76 percent waste diversion rate in the emirate of Sharjah, which is the highest in the Middle East.
“Ultimately, our efforts will realize the sustainable, zero-waste, and net-zero growth of the EV market, which aligns with the national, regional, and global sustainability agenda,” the Group CEO added.
Mr. El-Rabaya commented on the collaboration by stating that “as BEEAH Recycling, we embody a zero-waste strategy to support the creation of a circular economy across industries. We want to advance our contributions to circularity and material recovery within the EV industry, which is critical to achieving net-zero emissions in the UAE and beyond.”
According to Mr. Al Olama, ensuring future readiness and preparedness for the electric vehicle market is closely related to the ministry’s goal of improving energy and infrastructure in the UAE.
“Leveraging the intelligence from BEEAH Recycling and the latest research from AUS, we look forward to identifying the right solution to support green mobility in our sustainable cities and communities. Our exploration will also be aligned with the national and global sustainability agenda, which prioritizes achieving net-zero emissions, diverting waste from landfills, and creating a circular economy,” Mr. Al Olama further added.
The addition of an EV battery recycling facility will help further increase landfill waste diversion in the future as more batteries from EVs approach end-of-life.