Archive for the 'Middle East' Category

19 Sep

Lebanese artificial coal made of olive residues

In Hasbaya, an Olive Press owner, Rashid Zoueihed developed a new way to use the Olive skin and kernels after pressing the oil out. Pressing these rests into a small machine to make Cylinders 25 cm long and 15 cm radius, weighing each 1200 g, passing into this machine makes these natural olive elements glued […]

28 Aug

Strategy formulated for regulating olive products sector

Regional experts, public officials and owners of olive oil presses convened this week to draw up a strategy for regulating the olive products sector and addressing environmental problems resulting from olive by-products. During the third meeting of the regional committee of the integrated waste management of the Olive Oil Pressing Industries Programme, participants discussed means […]

09 Jul

10m olive saplings ready for export from Iran

Hossein Yousefi told IRIBNews on Sunday that Iran, which is the current president of the International Olive Council, issued identification cards for 300,000 olive trees in the year to March 2007. He stressed that the councils member-states have welcomed Irans export plan. At present, each olive sapling is priced between three and seven dollars in […]

01 Jul

Pilot plant to treat olive vegetable water

The Environment Ministry will establish a pilot plant by the end of this year to treat the liquid residue of the olive-pressing process, as it pollutes the soil and water resources. The JD500,000 EU-funded plant, to be built either at the Ikeider holding area or the Jordan University of Science and Technology, will start operating […]

14 May

Iran: Poor olive oil imports slammed

Large amounts of impure olive oil imported into Iran’s market coupled with poor-quality domestic products lead to customer dissatisfaction Chairman of the Agriculture Commission of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce Shahrokh Zahiri regretted that more than 90 percent of the imported olive oil, coming from Turkey and Italy, has poor quality. At present, about 100,000 hectares […]