Tag: Hawaii

Hawai‘i opens first of six mobile biodiesel fueling stations

Hawai‘i opens first of six mobile biodiesel fueling stations

June 6, 2022 |

In Hawai‘i, the first of six mobile biodiesel fueling stations in Hawai‘i opened this morning at Ma‘alaea Small Boat Harbor on Maui. Pacific Biodiesel installed and will operate the off-grid fueling station at the busy harbor.  “This innovative fueling station gives customers 24/7 access to biodiesel, making it more convenient to fuel up with our […]

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Green burial option turns human remains into ocean habitats

Green burial option turns human remains into ocean habitats

February 28, 2022 |

In Hawaii, a new green burial option has emerged for ocean lovers. Memorial Reefs International will mix human cremains into concreate “reef balls” that are placed on the ocean floor to provide habitats for ocean life. GPS coordinates are given to family members who wish to visit their loved one’s ocean burial site and will […]

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University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa receives nearly $2.5M NSF grant to study microbiomes

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa receives nearly $2.5M NSF grant to study microbiomes

January 17, 2022 |

In Hawaii, world-renowned microbiome research at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa received a major boost by the National Science Foundation. The five-year, $2,499,432 grant will support new research led by a School of Life Sciences Professor and his team to study how microbiomes influence food chains, which may lead to the creation of more […]

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Hawaii algae innovator Kuehnle AgroSystems wins prize for dark fermentation fish food

Hawaii algae innovator Kuehnle AgroSystems wins prize for dark fermentation fish food

June 14, 2021 |

In Hawaii, algae-based technology company Kuehnle AgroSystems has won an award at the National Atlantic Seafood Forum’s Seafood Innovation Day for its astaxanthin fermentation technology. Kuehnle AgroSystems’s process manufactures astaxanthin for aquafeeds via dark fermentation, which provides higher volumes at lower cost compared to algae production methods using light. Being too scarce to use for […]

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US Army installations on Oahu able to survive on biodiesel-based microgrid during major outages

US Army installations on Oahu able to survive on biodiesel-based microgrid during major outages

June 8, 2021 |

In Hawaii, during a major outage, the Schofield Generating Station will be able to power up a utility-owned microgrid consisting of three U.S. Army installations in Central Oahu. That’s what a joint Hawaiian Electric-Army exercise determined – just in time for hurricane season. The inaugural test of the Schofield Generating Station’s microgrid capabilities affirmed that […]

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University of Hawaii at Hilo researchers studying sugarcane-based aviation biofuel

University of Hawaii at Hilo researchers studying sugarcane-based aviation biofuel

April 20, 2021 |

In Hawaii, a groundbreaking study investigating the growth of selected varieties of sugarcane to convert into high-performance jet fuel is underway at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Management (CAFNRM). Utilizing advanced technologies in agronomics and bioeconomy, the researchers are ultimately looking to improve the island’s environmental sustainability, […]

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Pacific Biodiesel to supply Hawaii’s Hamakua Energy power generation facility

Pacific Biodiesel to supply Hawaii’s Hamakua Energy power generation facility

October 29, 2019 |

In Hawaii, Pacific Current and Pacific Biodiesel Technologies announced the signing of a biodiesel supply contract that will help increase the use of locally sourced renewable fuels and advance Hawaii Island’s energy independence and energy security. Under the agreement, Pacific Biodiesel Technologies, owner and operator of the biodiesel refinery on Hawaii Island, will supply biodiesel […]

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Hawaiian company edging closer to growing seawood for food and biofuel

Hawaiian company edging closer to growing seawood for food and biofuel

June 17, 2019 |

In Hawaii, local press reports that Kampachi Farms is seeking a $1 million grant from the Department of Energy and federal permission to farm four species of edible limu seaweed more than a mile off Kaiwi Point near Kailua on Hawaii Island with the intention of eventually getting to commercial scale and using the crop […]

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Pacific Biodiesel unveils Maui’s first industrial hemp farm

Pacific Biodiesel unveils Maui’s first industrial hemp farm

April 23, 2019 |

In Hawaii, Maui Now reports that Pacific Biodiesel unveiled the island’s first commercial hemp farm on Earth Day following three years of jumping through legal hoops to get permission to grow the crop. Hemp covers 10 acres as part of the company’s wider 150-acre biofuel crop site that includes it’s now-famous sunflower farm. Although the […]

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Pacific Biodiesel to export biodiesel to California due to lack of federal policy support

Pacific Biodiesel to export biodiesel to California due to lack of federal policy support

April 2, 2019 |

In Hawaii, Maui News reports that Pacific Biodiesel is looking to take advantage of the premiums offered by California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard and will begin exporting its biodiesel to the West Coast state. Although diesel fuel is very expensive in Hawaii and comparatively cheap in California, at the moment there isn’t a fuel market […]

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