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Discussions held on producing biodiesel from microalgae

By JT - Aug 03,2022 - Last updated at Aug 03,2022

AMMAN — In cooperation with the Marine Science Station in Aqaba, Al Hussein Bin Talal University on Tuesday discussed the first applied research for producing biodiesel from microalgae in the Gulf of Aqaba, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

In the study, biodiesel was produced from three types of microalgae in the Kingdom. 

President of Al Hussein Bin Talal University Atef Kharabsheh said that the study provides a solution to obtain clean, renewable energy from using algae oils. 

In turn, President of the University of Jordan in Aqaba Amer Salman, pointed out that keeping pace with the global need for fuel and the need for a renewable and clean source has become imperative, in light of the shortcomings of fossil fuels.

Hala Ghazi, the student who conducted the research, said that biodegradable, non-toxic biodiesel is environmentally friendly, as it can be produced from algae propagation in laboratories. 

She said that the amount of carbon dioxide produced by burning biodiesel is less than what ordinary diesel produces. 

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