Tag: Hawaii

Pacific Biodiesel to export biodiesel to California due to lack of federal policy support

Pacific Biodiesel to export biodiesel to California due to lack of federal policy support

April 2, 2019 |

In Hawaii, Maui News reports that Pacific Biodiesel is looking to take advantage of the premiums offered by California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard and will begin exporting its biodiesel to the West Coast state. Although diesel fuel is very expensive in Hawaii and comparatively cheap in California, at the moment there isn’t a fuel market […]

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TerViva scores $20 million in Series D funding for pongamia

TerViva scores $20 million in Series D funding for pongamia

March 26, 2019 |

In Hawaii, TerViva, an agriculture technology firm commercializing resilient pongamia trees that produce as much as ten times the beans per acre as soy for the supply of plant protein, vegetable oil, and biofuel raised an additional $20 million in its first close of its Series D funding and current commitments. This latest round of […]

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Hū Honua Bioenergy fined for illegal wastewater discharge

Hū Honua Bioenergy fined for illegal wastewater discharge

December 26, 2018 |

In Hawaii, The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) Clean Water Branch has issued a Notice of Violation and Order (NOVO) to Hū Honua Bioenergy, LLC for an unauthorized discharge of industrial wastewater on Nov. 9, 2018, at their facility in Pepe‘ekeo on Hawai‘i Island. The NOVO states that Hū Honua Bioenergy, LLC, violated Hawai‘i Revised […]

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Hawaiian bioenergy project could be up for $100 million in federal tax credits

Hawaiian bioenergy project could be up for $100 million in federal tax credits

November 26, 2018 |

In Hawaii, if Hu Honua Bioenergy can start producing wood-based power by year’s end, the company says it will qualify for $100 million in federal tax credits for renewable energy investments. The $260 million project has met a number of legal hurdles as well as flooding that kept it from starting up production last year […]

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Pacific Biodiesel improves wastewater treatment thanks to state grant

Pacific Biodiesel improves wastewater treatment thanks to state grant

October 25, 2018 |

In Hawaii, local media reports that Pacific Biodiesel benefited from Hawai‘i Technology Development Corporation grant funds to improve processes at its 5.5 million gallon per year biodiesel plant including upgrading its wastewater treatment plant and investments in a centrifuge system that allows for improved yellow and brown grease recovery from trap waste. The grant provided […]

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Cellana to take algae research commercial in Hawaii

Cellana to take algae research commercial in Hawaii

September 12, 2018 |

In Hawaii, Cellana announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Cellana LLC has signed an Asset Purchase Agreement with Cyanotech© Corporation for the sale of Cellana’s six- acre production and research facility known as the Kona Demonstration Facility (KDF). KDF is located adjacent to Cyanotech’s existing 90-acre site at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA). […]

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Wärtsilä to maintain and operate Hawaiian biodiesel-fueled power station

Wärtsilä to maintain and operate Hawaiian biodiesel-fueled power station

August 20, 2018 |

In Hawaii, clean, secure, and uninterrupted power is at the core of Hawaiian Electric’s 50-megawatt Schofield Generating Station. Wärtsilä has signed a Maintenance and Operational advisory agreement for the power plant, located on the island of Oahu, 40 kilometers from Honolulu. The agreement will help the utility to maximize the availability and efficiency of the […]

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Heating up in Hawaii – Hot news from sea to shore

Heating up in Hawaii – Hot news from sea to shore

June 24, 2018 |

With summer heating up and many headed to shorelines and beaches all around the world, we focus on Hawaii which has been surfing up lots of news lately. Just a few days ago, the United States Geological Survey revealed that the Kilauea volcano is undergoing the “largest scale collapse” of its summit in recent history. […]

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Hawaii investing $1.5 million in upscaling papaya-to-algae technology

Hawaii investing $1.5 million in upscaling papaya-to-algae technology

May 1, 2018 |

In Hawaii, the Hawaii Herald-Tribune reports that a new $1.5 million program from the state’s Agribusiness Development Corp. is under development to produce algae from food waste with an eye on spoiled papaya. The project would scale up successful work done at lab scale in a test tube by the Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center […]

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Hawaiian entrepreneur wants to grow 31 square miles of hibiscus for biofuels

Hawaiian entrepreneur wants to grow 31 square miles of hibiscus for biofuels

March 29, 2018 |

In Hawaii, Lamplighter Energy is looking at buying the famous 85-square-mile Molokai Ranch in order to, in part, grow 31 square miles of hibiscus for biofuel production. The move is controversial because the local community wants the ranch to be used by small farmers to produce food as has been done for generations. The company’s […]

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