Hawaii airport biodiesel contract OK’d

December 21, 2012 |

In Hawaii, the contract for Maui-based Pacific Biodiesel Technologies to supply biodiesel to Hawaiian Electric Company for the Honolulu International Airport Emergency Power Facility has been approved by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission.

Under the three-year agreement, Pacific Biodiesel will annually supply between 250,000 gallons and one million gallons of biodiesel produced locally from Hawaii-sourced feedstock.

As production ramps up at its new 5.5 million gallon-per-year Hawaii Island Biodiesel plant, Pacific Biodiesel also announces it is now able to process the most degraded recycled vegetable oil feedstock into the highest quality biodiesel available in the country. New technology developed with a grant from the Hawaii
Renewable Energy Development Venture removes virtually all trace impurities and results in biodiesel that is clear instead of amber.

“Pacific Biodiesel is excited to provide the nation’s best quality biodiesel for this new back-up generation facility and all other customers,” said Bob King, president of Pacific Biodiesel. “Every contract helps to assure more renewable fuel in Hawaii, supports the success of the biofuel industry.”

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