Recycling & Diversion

Waste to Energy to Water Project


The waste to energy to water plant is designed to treat around 2,200 tonnes per day of MSW from the Muscat and South Al Batinah catchment area which otherwise will go to landfills and occupy the space. The plant will thermally treat the waste to generate steam which will turn a steam turbine to generate electricity. The generated electricity is used to run a desalination plant which will generate around 75 million cubic meter of potable waste per annum. The conventional fuel used for operating desalination plants in Oman is gas and production of water from thermal treatment of waste will help reduce Oman’s dependence on gas for water production. The saved gas can be exported and will be additional revenue for the Sultanate. Moreover, Oman has signed the Paris Agreement to reduce overall carbon emission from the country by 2030. The waste to energy to water plant will contribute significantly to Oman’s commitment and being the first of its kind concept, the plant will increase the country’s green reputation.
 

Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) Project

MBT is a residual waste treatment process that involves both mechanical and biological treatment with the aim of reducing the environmental impact of landfilling residual waste. It combines a sorting facility with a form of biological treatment such as composting or anaerobic digestion. It stabilizes and separates waste which is not suited for recycling, extracts recyclable material and produces a Refuse Driven Fuel which is used for industrial applications.
 

Biogas Project


The Biogas Project aims at producing biogas, a renewable energy source produced from raw materials such as agricultural waste, municipal waste, plant material, sewage, green waste or food waste. The breakdown of these organic matter in the absence of oxygen refers to a mixture of different gases which is Biogas. It is used as a fuel for any heating purpose, such as cooking. It can also be used in a gas engine to convert the energy in the gas into electricity and heat.

 

The four R'’s


The four R'’’s which are Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover covers the key approach of waste management.
 

Reduce

Means to reduce consumption and the amount of waste generated. This includes buying and consuming less, as such also throwing away less.
   

Reuse

Is simply the act of using an item again and again in its original form. Reusing items eliminates the need to reprocess materials. People can repair, donate, or sell items to facilitate reuse.
   

Recover & Recycle


Recycling is the process of converting waste products into new products to prevent energy usage and consumption of fresh raw materials. The idea behind recycling is to reduce energy usage, reduce volume of landfills, reduce air and water pollution, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and preserve natural resources for future use.
   
Recover is to prepare and treats waste materials in order to generate energy, recovery is the process of taking useful discarded items for a specific next use. These discarded items are then processed to extract or recover materials and resources or convert them to energy in the form of useable heat, electricity or fuel.
   

Diversion

be'ah believes in constructing and implementing a long term MSW diversion strategy to achieve a diversion rate of 60% by 2020 and 80% by 2040. The strategy shall consider maximizing the economical returns while reducing dependency on landfilling via creating value to power and water generation industries as well as for other industries in nearby areas where critical mass of waste allows for such concepts in an environmental and sustainable way.
   

Business Opportunity


be'ah sees waste diversion as a key aspect to not just recycling but reducing the amount of waste actually produced. Towards this be'ah has been raising awareness and implementing several processes to divert wastes. The diversion plan also aims at recycling facilities for different waste streams and a major national project whereby MSW will be incinerated to generate energy and steam. The aim being to achieve 60% diversion by 2020 and 80% by 2030. The strategy shall consider maximizing the economical returns while reducing dependency on landfilling via creating value to power and water generation industries as well as for other industries in nearby areas where critical mass of waste allows for such concepts in an environmental and sustainable way.

 

In-country Value

 

be'ah believes in creating value by finding sustainable ways to contribute to the economy and achieve In-Country value. be'ah has partnered with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA), Ministry of Commerce & Industry (MoCI), Royal Oman Police (ROP), and other relevant stakeholders to collaborate towards achieving a cohesive plan. The MoCI has stated that shipments will be regulated once recycling facilities are established, nevertheless be'ah continues to limit such shipments and hopes to attract investors. With the objective to provide opportunities for SMEs, be'ah conducted a study for waste stream collection and is working closely with the Public Authorities for SMEs (PASMAT) to create more opportunities in waste collection projects. This apart, be'ah has been engaged with the private sector to assess the possibilities of creating opportunities in waste recycling which will strengthen be'ah’s commitment to creating In-country value.

be'ah is responsible for developing integrated systems for waste streams such as End of Life Tires (ELT), End of Life Vehicles (ELV), Construction and Demolition Waste (C&D), Waste for Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), and Lead Acid Batteries (LAB).