US Army, Pacific Biodiesel complete two-year biomass trial

March 23, 2011 |

In Hawaii, the US Army Installation Management Command-Pacific and Pacific Biodiesel have finalized a a two-year biofuel crop research project aimed at reducing the Hawaii’s dependence on fossil fuels. The first step in the project is locating suitable land to grow biofuel crops.  Pacific Biodiesel is looking at various agricultural sites within the State and will be contracting with consultants who have experience working with biofuel crops in similar climates.   “We will be demonstrating conventional oilseed crop production on a commercial scale in Hawaii where these types of crops have not been grown before,” stated Kelly King.   Also included in the funding is specialty ag equipment needed to produce and process the biodiesel crops.

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