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 local spas as part of the Kuleana beauty product line made by Maiden Hawaii Naturals, LLC, which is a subsidiary of Pacific Biodiesel Technologies.

They plan on planting coconuts, ulu, chickpeas, and safflower as well this year.

Joy Galatro, Pacific Biodiesel’s marketing director told Maui News, “We love this partnership because our Maui sunflowers are Hawaii’s largest liquid biofuel project to date. As eye-catching symbols of sustainability, these beautiful blooms showcase Pacific Biodiesel’s community-based model of agriculture, clean energy and food. They give us hope for Hawaii’s green economy future, which is in line with our core values.”

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