Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, will develop a 300,000 ton waste-to-energy plant in partnership with Bee’ah, the Middle East’s leading and award-winning environmental management company, in Sharjah.

The partnering companies announced the news during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week on January 18. The project will reportedly help Sharjah reach its “zero waste-to-landfill” target by 2020, and will also help UAE deliver its 2021 goal of diverting 75% solid waste from landfills.

The annual global Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, bringing businesses and nations together to address challenges and achievements in sustainable development and clean energy, is currently taking place and will run until January 21.