Jordan: Olive Water Plant to Be Built

9 Jul 2007 by Local Press Report
AMMAN, Jordan

— A pilot plant is to be built to treat the liquid residue left over from the olive-pressing process. The $711,000 USD plant is being funded by the European Union. It will be built at either the Ikeider holding area or the Jordan University of Science and Technology. The plant is expected to start operations within four to six months, according to Adnan Khdair, the director of integrated waste management at the Olive Oil Pressing Industries Program. Jordan's 105 olive mills produce 200,000 cubic meters of olive vegetable waste annually, Khdair said. The waste contains organic matter, solid material and oil that are hard to treat...

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