Tag: Oman

Omani researchers produce biodiesel from date seeds

Omani researchers produce biodiesel from date seeds

July 16, 2020 |

In Oman, the Times of Oman newspaper reports that researchers from Sultan Qaboos University have successfully produced biodiesel and glycerol from date seeds. From the press cake a substance was derived a possible alternative substance to plastics. The research follows up from work the team published in 2018 from a pilot study funded by Petroleum […]

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UK-based Green Fuels to develop Oman’s first biodiesel plant

UK-based Green Fuels to develop Oman’s first biodiesel plant

July 8, 2020 |

In Oman, the Zawya news agency reports UK-based Green Fuels is entering in a joint venture to develop the country’s first biodiesel facility. The facility will use used cooking oil as feedstock and is expected to be operational by Q2 2021 with construction expected to begin soon. The biodiesel plant will be located at Khazaen […]

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Omani algae mega project making progress with permissions

Omani algae mega project making progress with permissions

June 22, 2020 |

In Oman, Zawya news agency reports UK-based SuSeWi is making progress on its planned $430 million algae farm and biofuel production facility planned for the South Al Sharqiya coast. The Diwan of the Royal Court set up the Implementation Support and Follow-Up Unit to help usher along strategic projects through regulations and permission and the […]

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Oman building 4 biogas plants and tackling food waste

Oman building 4 biogas plants and tackling food waste

October 6, 2018 |

In Oman, Oman Environmental Holding Services Company, more commonly known as Be’ah, is building biogas plants that run on food waste. Four plants are being set up to use up about 560,000 tons of food waste, which will save the equivalent of about OMR56 million (about $145 million) in costs each year for its disposal. […]

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Omani researchers produce ethanol, biodiesel and bioplastics from paper waste

Omani researchers produce ethanol, biodiesel and bioplastics from paper waste

March 14, 2018 |

In Oman, researchers from Sultan Qaboos University have successfully transformed waste paper including waste office paper, newspaper and cardboard paper into fermentable sugars by enzymatic hydrolysis that was later turned into ethanol and bioplastics as well as biodiesel. Paper waste represents more than 35% of the sultanate’s 1.6 million metric tons of MSW produced on […]

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Oman researchers look at biofuels from paper waste

Oman researchers look at biofuels from paper waste

February 23, 2015 |

In Oman, researchers from Sultan Qaboos University setting up a pilot scale bioprocessing laboratory to test various ways of making biofuels and bioplastics from paper waste. The country produces about 62,000 metric tons of paper waste annually but the research is looking to tackle the problem globally. The project has secured funding through 2017 and […]

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Four Forest Restoration Initiative turns stewardship over to Africa

Four Forest Restoration Initiative turns stewardship over to Africa

September 16, 2013 |

In Oman, Arizona-based Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) has turned their stewardship contract to Good Earth Power AZ, an Africa-based company. The company, focused on manage forests and preventing forest fires, plans to build its own mill and biodiesel facility to use the wood from the 300,000 acres that the project will thin. Financing for […]

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