A SCIENTIFIC research study in Bahrain has concluded that it is possible to extract biofuel oil from the nuclei of date palms. Ten per cent is then turned into diesel after chemical processing and also the possibility to extract glycerin for use as a cosmetic product.

Chemistry associate professor Dr Ahmed Abdurrahman Taha said that he had conducted a series of experiments to recycle farm waste and transform it into useful substances, asserting that he has already succeeded in extracting oil from the nucleus of date palms and then transformed it after chemical processing into biodiesel.

Dr Taha pointed out that it is possible for the cosmetics industry to benefit from the study from the byproducts of the chemical process conducted to produce biodiesel in order to form natural glycerin for use in the industry.

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