UAE-based conglomerate, Sharaf Group has announced plans to build a lead battery recycling facility in Dubai Industrial City, according to several local media reports.
The plan comes alongside Dubai’s Clean Environment and Zero Waste by 2050 initiatives. The battery recycling unit will be operational in the first quarter of 2023.
The plant would be fully automated with an annual processing capacity of 21,000mt or 85pc of the battery scraps generated in Dubai each year. Initially, processed capacity will be 6mt/hour, and smelter capacity would be around 3mt/hour.
Used batteries will be drained in environmentally friendly practices and smelted into high-quality lead ingots, which will re-enter the value chain through repurposing by battery manufacturers.
Sharaf Group believes that the recycling facility would be a beacon of Green Tech and Future Tech investments necessary to expand the recycling infrastructure in the region.