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Exploring Opportunities to Valorize Argan Nut Waste in Israel

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In southern Israel, Kibbutz Ketura is diversifying their agriculture by introducing argan trees, but the unutilized argan waste presents a problem. This project explored solutions for this waste through a literature review of argan and similar nuts’ waste utilization. Possible products include kindling blocks, activated charcoal, biocomposites/plastics, active packaging, liquid biofuels, and large scale water treatment. Our recommendation for the kibbutz is that they prioritize the implementation of kindling blocks in the short term while striving to implement activated charcoal in the next 5-10 years after regulatory testing and authorization.

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  • 5946
  • E-project-031821-103512
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  • 2021
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UN Sustainable Development Goals
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  • 2021-03-18
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  • 2021-05-03

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