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Friday, November 12, 2010

Spirit of dates

Date is a fruit of date palm, which is widely planted in hot and dry climate regions of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. It is consider as an edible holy fruit with a number of interesting properties. Annual production of dates is about 7,000,000 tons, by which about 2,000,000 tons/year are wastes. We have recently published an article about it, in which the specifications and some technical aspects of waste dates are considered. These wastes are full of glucose and fructose and can be a source of many different products such as "spirit"!

(Waste dates, as the raw materials for ethanol production in a novel plant in Isfahan, Iran. The photo is taken by my friend, Dr. Keikhosro Karimi)


  1. could u give the ref. for waste of date/annum.

  2. It can be downloaded from here: