Tag: Pacific Biodiesel

Pacific Biodiesel’s sunflower oil hits cosmetics market, soon to be in cooking oil

Pacific Biodiesel’s sunflower oil hits cosmetics market, soon to be in cooking oil

February 11, 2018 |

In Hawaii, Pacific Biodiesel is integrating traditional Hawaiian planting practices at their sunflower fields and expanding beyond biodiesel. The sunflowers are being converted into cosmetic-grade sunflower oils and food-grade cooking oil, as well as biodiesel. The sunflower cooking oil is expected to hit the market by this summer. The cosmetic-grade oils are being sold at […]

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Will the Lemonade Stand Era end in renewable fuels, sooner, later, ever?

Will the Lemonade Stand Era end in renewable fuels, sooner, later, ever?

October 25, 2017 |

A few weeks ago on the Digest’s tiny home island of Key Biscayne, we saw something along our one main boulevard not seen in quite some time: a lemonade stand operated by a trio of young kids. They weren’t selling much. Some time between this first enterprise and their next, these kids’ll learn about getting […]

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A spirit of Kuleana: renewable fuels ventures strive for new geographies, feedstock, products

A spirit of Kuleana: renewable fuels ventures strive for new geographies, feedstock, products

October 23, 2017 |

Nothing rang clearer as an industry imperative at ABLC Next last week than the theme of diversification in a Year of Living Dangerously, and we saw it in the news this week from Velocys, Pacific Biodiesel and ICM. Respectively, these are feedstock, product and geographic diversification — done with a goal of building enterprise resilience, […]

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Pacific Biodiesel to harvest first sunflower crop later this month

Pacific Biodiesel to harvest first sunflower crop later this month

May 18, 2017 |

In Hawaii, Pacific Biodiesel is preparing to harvest its first 14-acre sunflower crop later this month using a biodiesel-powered combine and has just planted its second tranche of the 115-acre oil seed crop that should bloom in about two months. The project scales up the company’s oil seed production operations trialed under a collaboration with […]

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Kings of the Bioeconomy: Pacific Biodiesel keeps getting it done

Kings of the Bioeconomy: Pacific Biodiesel keeps getting it done

April 30, 2017 |

There just isn’t an organization out there like Pacific Biodiesel. Labors on, fighting the good fight, hitting every sustainability grace note, and always surprising the industry with one more innovative way of doing things. And here’s one more thing to like  — Maui sunflowers. Last week, after hosting an Earth Day community event the previous […]

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Popularity of Pacific Biodiesel’s sunflower crop taking its toll

Popularity of Pacific Biodiesel’s sunflower crop taking its toll

April 24, 2017 |

In Hawaii, Pacific Biodiesel’s sunflower crop intended for trialing biodiesel production on the island has become so popular that people are regularly trespassing and sometimes even stealing the flowers that are currently in bloom despite obvious signage about the farm being private property where no trespassing is allowed. The state police has been recruited to […]

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Pacific Biodiesel begins farming  Hawaii’s biggest biofuel crop

Pacific Biodiesel begins farming  Hawaii’s biggest biofuel crop

February 26, 2017 |

In Hawaii, Pacific Biodiesel Technologies commenced a initial crop project on 115 acres will expand diversified agriculture by growing combine-harvested oil crops on land previously used for sugar cane production. This is the largest biofuel crop project in the state of Hawaii and the only biofuel farming operation in the state running on 100% renewable […]

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Pacific Biodiesel to trial sunflower and other biofuel crops on Maui

Pacific Biodiesel to trial sunflower and other biofuel crops on Maui

February 23, 2017 |

In Hawaii, Pacific Biodiesel is trialing various biofuel crops including sunflowers on a 115 acre test site on Maui, a project that is not related to the parent company of C&H Sugar that recently closed down sugarcane operations and looked to sunflower as a potential alternative crop. More details on the community-based project are to […]

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Pacific Biodiesel and its Big Island Biodiesel get sustainability certified

Pacific Biodiesel and its Big Island Biodiesel get sustainability certified

April 25, 2016 |

In Hawaii, Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance announced that it has certified Pacific Biodiesel and its Big Island Biodiesel plant for showcasing sustainable biodiesel production and distribution practices. Big Island Biodiesel earned “Gold Certified” status as a Biodiesel Producer with a score of 78 of 100. Pacific Biodiesel/Big Island Biodiesel earned “Platinum Certified” status as a Biodiesel […]

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Pacific Biodiesel acquires Big Island Biodiesel, consolidates in Hawaii

Pacific Biodiesel acquires Big Island Biodiesel, consolidates in Hawaii

July 12, 2015 |

In Hawaii, Pacific Biodiesel Technologies has acquired Big Island Biodiesel, LLC, and BIB became a wholly owned subsidiary of PBT as of July 1, 2015. The move unites all members in our effort to expand biodiesel production in Hawaii and “continue to decrease the state’s dependency on imported fossil fuel,” the company said. Pacific Biodiesel […]

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