Date pits are considered one of the major agricultural wastes in Oman. The present
work involves the synthesis of active catalysts from waste date pits carbon produced by
carbonization and impregnation with Pt and Pd metals. Synthesized catalysts Pt/C and Pd/C
were characterized by XRD, SEM, TEM, EDX, BET and XPS. The activity of the catalysts'
performance was evaluated by the hydrodeoxygenation of date pits oil for the production of
second-generation biofuels, whic