trek Nature - Bill Evans

An Omani entrepreneur has successfully produced ethanol for biofuel from date palms. Reportedly, he has been using it for quite some time. Blessed with a climate and landscape that is conducive to the growth of date palms, the Middle East should consider mass cultivation of Date palms and setting up bio-refineries for the sole purpose of producing ethanol which can be used as a biofuel.

The strategy then would be to produce and refine fossil fuels only for industrial purposes, whereas bio fuels could be utilized for consumer purposes like cars etc; thereby cutting emmissions by a good level and at the same time commanding a decent price for their crude.