Hawaiian islands on track for 100% renewables in part thanks to biofuels

February 16, 2017 |

In Hawaii, biofuels have a strong role to play in helping the islands achieve their 100% renewable energy goals, with Molokai aiming for 2020, Lanai for 2030 and Maui for 2040, ahead of the state’s 2045 target. Though the islands are integrating solar and wind power into the electrical supply, generators continue to provide a substantial part of the energy consumed. Therefore there has been a strong push to replace fossil fuels with biofuels, preferably locally produced. Already the Maalaea Power Plant was able to run on biofuel a decade ago, while the power plant on Molokai still needs to be tested for compatibility.

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