Officials at the signing ceremony.

Sharjah’s Beeah Group has reached an agreement with UK’s Chinook Sciences and Japan’s Air Water to set up the region’s first waste-to-hydrogen plant in the northern emirate.

The MoU signed in Japan is a first step to forming a consortium that will advance progress on the first-of-its-kind plant in Sharjah, and explore further opportunities across the region, a WAM report said.

Combining Beeah’s expertise in waste management and material recovery, Chinook Sciences patented Rodecs pyrolysis and gasification process, and Air Water’s Hydrogen Refinement technology, the waste-to-hydrogen plant in Sharjah will transform waste wood and plastic into fuel-cell grade green hydrogen.

The plans for the waste-to-hydrogen plant include an on-site green hydrogen dispensing station capable of fuelling several vehicles.

The production of waste-derived fuels is a clean energy technology and through the production of fuel cell grade hydrogen, the Sharjah plant will potentially displace thousands of tons of carbon dioxide every year.