Palm nuts ready for processing
Outside a palm oil processing factory, workers sort the 
fruit that was collected that morning from local cutters in surrounding villages.
 
Palm tree nursery In order to ensure long term production, firms are renewing their plantations with new varieties of oil palms as seen in this nursery. 
Steam engine boiler Some factories are still using steam engines to run the machinery.   Surplus palm kernels and shells are used as fuel for the furnaces. 
Steam engine Big steam engines turn gears which then turn other machines.
Gears used to run machinery Machines run by the gears and belts include, centrifuges, kernel crushers, and sorters.
Palm oil holding tanks After oil is pressed from the fruit it is collected in large tanks like these and then transported by tanker barge to Kinshasa for processing into cooking oil, cosmetic quality oil or soap.
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