Dubai Municipality has announced the launch of the advanced plant for power generation from biogas at Warsan Sewage Treatment Plant. The first-of-its-kind project in Dubai, using biogas to produce green energy, will be implemented in cooperation with Veolia, a global leader in water, energy and environment.
The project aims to reduce the annual operating costs of the Warsan Sewage Treatment Plant by using the energy generated from biogas, the by-product from wastewater treatment, and utilising it in the operation of the plant itself. It will reduce CO2 emissions for Warsan by 31,000 tons per year, equivalent to emissions from 7,000 homes in Dubai.
Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said: “This project is also considered as Dubai’s commitment to the directives of the COP 21 summit and is guided by the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which seeks to make Dubai the world’s least carbon footprint city by 2050,” he said.