Waste-to-energy is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity or heat from the processing of municipal solid waste, or rubbish.

In 2017, Masdar signed a joint development agreement with Bee’ah of Sharjah to develop the UAE’s first waste-to-energy power plant. On completion, the plant will divert more than 300,000 tonnes of solid waste from landfill each year and produce 240,000-megawatt hours of clean energy, helping the UAE to achieve its 2021 goal of diverting 75 per cent of its solid waste from landfill sites.