palm projectA Saudi young man, Muqbil Al-Khalaf found a way to convert the waste remnants obtained from palm trees to high-quality coal and firewood, reported Akhbaar24.

Muqbil’s invention is considered as the first of its kind in the Kingdom and the Middle East region. Muqbil was engaged in dates trading few years ago. His work was instigated by his work with dates and palm trees. In 2010, he built a factory in the city of Al-Zelfi to implement his idea.

At the factory, 60 tons of firewood and 40 tons of coal are produced using 190 tons of palm remnants.The products from Muqbil’s factory are already in the Saudi market, available at competitive prices. Muqbil hopes to increase his production to about 3500 tons of firewood and coal per year in the future.

For his palm-fuel project, Muqbil won an award for industrial creativity and was also awarded SR 500,000 at a ceremony organized by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah.