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HTDC Grants Assist Biodiesel Expenses on Big Island

(Big Island Now)  The Hawai‘i Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) provided more than $900,000 in grant funds to 29 Hawai‘i-based manufacturing companies in June. The Manufacturing Assistance Program (MAP) grant assisted Pacific

October 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Pacific Biodiesel Subsidiary Launches Natural Sunscreen Product

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Biodiesel, Maiden Hawaii Naturals LLC, has introduced Kuleana Sunscreen, a natural, reef-safe product. Made from plant-based oils, minerals and other

October 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Cyanotech® Corporation Signs Asset Purchase Agreement for Cellana’s Kona Demonstration Facility

(MarketWatch/Cyanotech) Cyanotech [®] Corporation (nasdaq capital market:CYAN), a world leader in microalgae-based, high-value nutrition and health products, is pleased to announce that it has signed an Asset Purchase Agreement with Cellana

September 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Wärtsilä to Help Ensure Reliable Power Supply in Challenging Hawaii Conditions through Smart Technologies

(Wärtsilä)  Clean, secure, and uninterrupted power is at the core of Hawaiian Electric’s 50-megawatt Schofield Generating Station. Wärtsilä has signed a Maintenance and Operational advisory agreement for the power plant,

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Hawaiian Diving Adventures, Which Offers Scuba Diving on Oahu, Uses Custom Built Dive Boat that Runs on Bio-Diesel Fuel

(Crossroads Today/Hawaiian Diving Adventures)  Hawaiian Diving Adventures is Proud to Offer the Only “Green” Diving Experience in Oahu  —  The founders of Hawaiian Diving Adventures, a company that offers scuba diving on

August 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Hawaii Gas Issues RFP for Supply of RNG

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) Hawaii Gas is seeking proposals from local and national suppliers who can provide up to 80,000 therms per day of renewable natural gas (RNG), which can

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Algae for the Advanced Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Cellana

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Cellana uses the most productive plants on earth—marine microalgae—to photosynthetically produce its ReNew line of Omega-3 EPA and DHA oils, animal feed, and biofuel feedstocks. Cellana’s

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

A First-of-a-Kind Algal-based College Certificate Program Sends Off Its First Graduates

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)-funded Algae Technology Educational Consortium (ATEC) is proud to announce its first graduates from the algal certificate program at Santa Fe

June 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Heating up in Hawaii – Hot News from Sea to Shore

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … The VERGE conference was held in Honolulu last week gathering energy and transportation leaders to talk about lessons learned in clean energy and electricity that

June 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Top 10 Biodiesel Trends 2018: What’s up with the World’s Favorite Advanced Biofuel?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We’ve organized the state of biodiesel into 10 areas of vital interest ranging from the development of markets to the entry of ancillary products and

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Facility Would Grow Algae from Papaya for Feed, Fuel

by Tom Callis (Hawaii Tribune-Herald)   … The state’s Agribusiness Development Corp. is proposing to build a $1.5 million facility at the Shipman Business Park that would grow algae from leftover produce,

April 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Algae with Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The University of Hawaii at Hilo announced that in affiliation with Duke and Cornell Universities, researchers have authored a study that suggests making croplands more efficient through algae

April 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Energy Entrepreneur Proposes Hibiscus Farm at Molokai Ranch

(Associated Press/Honolulu Star Advertiser) An energy entrepreneur has proposed purchasing the Molokai Ranch and turning part of it into a farm for hibiscus that would be used for bio-fuel. Andres De

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference—Thoughts and Tidbits from Day 1

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The ABLC 2018 conference began at the US Department of Agriculture headquarters with a focus on feedstock.  Jordan Solomon, Managing Director & CEO Ecostrat

March 1, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Algae Could Be Major New Food Source, Major New Industry

by Richard A. Lovett (Cosmos)  Could green microorganisms be the geoengineering fix the world’s needs?   —  … Not only can these fast-growing single-celled plants provide biomass for carbon-neutral fuels, they can provide

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Hawaii Legislature Considers 10 Percent Biofuel Mandate

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A biofuel blending mandate for motor vehicle fuels is being considered in the Hawaii legislature this session. In January, Hawaii Sen. Lorraine Inouye introduced Senate Bill 2019

February 21, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Air Force Demonstrating Hydrogen as Alternative Fuel Source

by J. Brian Garmon (FuelCellsWorks)  The U.S. Air Force is demonstrating hydrogen as an alternate fuel source at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. In a recent visit to Hickam, members of

February 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Sunflowers One Day, Oily Stuff the Next: Pacific Biodiesel Turns Sunflower Seeds into Oil for Cooking and Massages — in Addition to Biofuel

by Melissa Tanji  (Maui News)  … Around 1,330 gallons of sunflower oil was generated from the first 14-acre field farmed by Pacific Biodiesel last year. Company founder and President Bob King

February 12, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

In Historic Move, Hawai’i island Leaders Pledge to Transition Ground Transportation to 100 Percent Renewable by 2045

(North American Clean Energy)  Leaders from all four counties in Hawai’i gathered to pledge to transition all ground transportation in their counties off of fossil fuels by 2045, according to Blue Planet

December 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Hawaiian Electric and Pacific Biodiesel Sign New Contract for Local Biofuel for Electricity Generation on Oahu

(Hawaiian Electric) Hawaiian Electric Company and Pacific Biodiesel Technologies have reached a new agreement for the Maui-based biofuel company to supply biodiesel processed from recycled waste cooking oil and other local

November 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Are Electrics a Bridging Technology, and Hydrogen Fuel Cells the Future?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Recently, Lexus’ Paul Williamsen told Australia’s CarAdvice team: “Both hybrid and EVs are merely bridging technologies on the way to the solution, which is hydrogen. The problem

November 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Will the Lemonade Stand Era End in Renewable Fuels, Sooner, Later, Ever?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … No, Virginia, there isn’t any green premium in renewable fuels, chemicals or materials. Actually, there isn’t any premium available for any product, anywhere, at any time, green or not, if it is

October 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Expanding Brazilian Sugarcane Could Dent Global CO2 Emissions

(Phys.org/ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  Vastly expanding sugarcane production in Brazil for conversion to ethanol could reduce current global carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 5.6 percent, researchers report

October 24, 2017 Read Full Article

A Spirit of Kuleana: Renewable Fuels Ventures Strive for New Geographies, Feedstock, Products

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Nothing rang clearer as an industry imperative at ABLC Next last week than the theme of diversification in a Year of Living Dangerously, and we saw

October 24, 2017 Read Full Article

UH Hilo Researchers Designing Sustainable Wastewater Systems for Local Industries

(University of Hawaii)  … Shihwu Sung, professor of applied engineering at UH Hilo, is currently conducting research on converting waste into biodiesel energy. … Sung’s research is currently being conducted in the Renewable

October 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Hirono Secures Federal Funding for Clean Energy Research and Development in Hawaii

(Office of Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI))  Senator Mazie K. Hirono today announced that two Hawaii businesses will receive $1.5 million in U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding to develop offshore seaweed

October 17, 2017 Read Full Article

No Boredom for Sorghum – Sorghum Reaches Stardom Status with Huge $16 Million Grant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sweet sorghum stardom! In possibly one of the largest government grants given to anyone for research on a single feedstock, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

October 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Yelp! 18 Kelp Wheps Get $22M in ARPA-E Help

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yes, ARPA-E has unveiled its latest moonshot and is investing $22M in Macroalgae Research Inspiring Novel Energy Resources — also known as MARINER. The projects

September 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

7 Days from Seed to Harvest: Cellana, and the Rise of Algae in a World Seeking More, Faster, Better

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Let’s look at the hard data — let’s see what is critically different about algae, compared to other staple crop agriculture we known and

September 13, 2017 Read Full Article

TerViva’s Pongamia Tree Farms Popping up to Meet Hawaii’s Biofuel Needs

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Hawaii, pongamia trees are being farmed for the first time in experimental plots in Oahu to help meet Hawaii’s biofuel needs, specifically for biodiesel and jet

August 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Corn and Sorghum Trials Initiated

by Lee Imada (Maui News)  A&B subsidiary to supply biofuel for power project at wastewater plant  —  Alexander & Baldwin Inc. has begun growing sorghum and corn on Maui as

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Some Democrats See Tax Overhaul as a Path to Taxing Carbon

by Lisa Friedman (The New York Times)  With a sweeping overhaul of the tax code on the horizon, two Senate Democrats believe this is the moment to broach the third rail of

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Hawaii Building 1st Public Hydrogen Vehicle Fueling Station

by Cathy Bussewitz (Associated Press/Hawaii Tribune/Herald)  A groundbreaking ceremony was hosted Wednesday for Hawaii’s first public fueling station for hydrogen vehicles, which will enable the state to begin selling cars

August 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Researchers Tap Papaya-Loving Algae to Make “Home-Grown” Biodiesel for Hawaii

by Jan Suszkiw (U.S. Department of Agriculture)  … In Hilo, Hawaii, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Plant Pathologist Lisa Keith is leading an effort to produce biodiesel using a type of green

August 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Feedstock for the Advanced Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Cellana

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Cellana uses the most productive plants on earth—marine microalgae—to photosynthetically produce its ReNew line of Omega-3 EPA and DHA oils, animal feed, and biofuel feedstocks.

August 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Hawaiian Airlines Needs To Commit To Renewable Energy

by Stewart Taggart (Honolulu Civil Beat)  The carrier flies a fuel-efficient aircraft fleet but seems uncommitted to biofuels.  —  … While the state of Hawaii’s committed to 100 percent renewable energy

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Alexander & Baldwin Partners with TerViva on Energy Crop Project in Central Maui

(Alexander & Baldwin/PR Newswire)  High-yield pongamia grows sustainably, uses less water and fertilizer than other crops  —  Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (A&B) (NYSE: ALEX) and TerViva today announced plans to

June 23, 2017 Read Full Article

40 Under 40 Class of 2017: Jenna Long

by A. Kam Napier (Pacific Business News)  Jenna Long, 31, Director of operations, Pacific Biodiesel The state’s only commercial biofuel producer is humming along in Keaau, on the Big Island, a

June 14, 2017 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Think of it as 100+ acres of energy storage and carbon sequestration,” said Kelly King, Vice President and Co-Founder of Pacific Biodiesel and recently inaugurated member of the Maui County

May 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Kings of the Bioeconomy: Pacific Biodiesel Keeps Getting It Done

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) There just isn’t an organization out there like Pacific Biodiesel. Labors on, fighting the good fight, hitting every sustainability grace note, and always surprising the

May 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Sunflower Power Hits a Speed Bump

by Brian Perry (Maui News)  Photogenic crop attracts more attention than area can safely handle  —  “No Trespassing” signs have been posted around Pacific Biodiesel Technologies’ experimental crop of sunflowers

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Use of Renewable Fuel by All Ground Transit Sought by 2045

by Kathryn Mykleseth (Honolulu Star Advertiser)  A key Senate committee passed a bill Monday that sets a goal of having all ground transportation in Hawaii run on renewable fuel by 2045.

April 13, 2017 Read Full Article

A&B Planning Pongamia Project on Former HC&S Land

by Lee Imada (Maui News)  Alexander & Baldwin is close to formalizing a partnership with a seed oil producing company on a 250-acre demonstration project to produce biofuels from the

April 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Dizzy Display of Sunflower Power

(Maui News)  Early sunflowers bloom in Pacific Biodiesel’s 115-acre demonstration project between Waikapu and Maalaea as viewed from the side of Kuihelani Highway on Tuesday morning. The biofuel crop is

April 6, 2017 Read Full Article

A&B Map Shows Possible Uses for Fallow Sugar Fields

by Lee Imada (Maui News)  A general map showing possible uses of now fallow sugar fields — including areas for possible biodiesel-producing tree orchards, coffee and cacao crops and livestock-irrigated

April 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Viable Biomass for Hawaii

by Gretchen Miller (Biofuels Digest)  …  Meghan Pawlowksi, a graduate student at the University of Hawaii Manoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture, crawled around her field site on the last sugarcane plantation

March 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Hawaii’s Largest Oil Refinery Owner in Talks with Biofuel Developers

by Duane Shimogawa (Pacific Business News)  Par Pacific Holdings Inc., owner of the largest oil refinery in Hawaii, is actively speaking with several biofuel developers regarding the use of this renewable

March 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Company Makes the Leap into Cosmetics, Parts I and 2

by Simon Pitman (CosmeticsDesign.com)  It is not every day that a biodiesel company branches out into the cosmetic ingredients market, but that is exactly what Hawaii-based Pacific Biodiesel has done.

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Sunflowers Could Become Maui’s New Biofuel

by Brain Perry (Maui Times)  Biofuel crops, including sunflowers, will be grown on 115 acres in Maui’s central valley as part of a demonstration project this month, according to an

February 24, 2017 Read Full Article

MECO on Track to Beat Renewable Energy Goals–State Aims to Be 100 Percent by 2045

by Chris Sugiduno (Maui News)  … MECO’s updated Power Supply Improvement Plan calls for Molokai to reach the renewable energy benchmark by 2020, with Lanai completing it by 2030 and Maui

February 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Algae and the Spirit of Aloha

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  Living Ink aims to replace petroleum-based inks with algae-ink, and this week they signed a letter of intent for the joint development and commercialization

February 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Crops Expected to Play Crucial Role in Hawaii’s Energy Future

by Ivy Ashe (Hawaii Tribune Herald) … The latest stop along that path comes from researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources,

January 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels Play a Role in Military Energy Security

by Callie Fishburn* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  At the January 12th Pew Project-sponsored conference,” Power Begins at Home: Assured Energy for U.S. Military Bases,” the subject of biofuels and their contribution

January 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Hawaii 5-Oleo: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Cellana’s Kona-Based Marine Microalgae System

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Cellana uses the most productive plants on earth—marine microalgae—to photosynthetically produce its ReNew line of Omega-3 EPA and DHA oils, animal feed, and biofuel feedstocks.

January 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Potential Biofuel Crops in Hawaii May Successfully Sequester Carbon in Soil

(EurekAlert!/PLOS)  Two potential biofuel crops in Hawaii–sugarcane and napiergrass–may sequester more carbon in soil than is lost to the atmosphere, according to a study published January 4, 2017 in the

January 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Company Committed to Storage Tank Repairs

by Tom Callis (Hawaii Tribune-Herald)  A company that wants to import biofuel through Hilo Harbor plans to resume refurbishing storage tanks at a former asphalt plant by February, its founder

December 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae Hard at Work in Hawaii

by Alison Goss Eng (U.S. Department of Energy/Renewable Energy World)  The beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii, is known for its pristine beaches and dramatic mountain ranges. But Kauai is not

November 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Heard on the Floor at the Algae Biomass Summit

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) On October 23-26 the algae industry gathered in Phoenix, AZ for the Algae Biomass Summit , its annual get together. Gone are the glory days of

November 2, 2016 Read Full Article

What To Do With Algae

by Terry Mazanec (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … So the process removes and processes about 25 tonnes of earth to obtain each gram of Pt, valued at about $35. It is a

October 20, 2016 Read Full Article

As Sea Levels Rise, 1.9 Million U.S. Homes Could Be Underwater By 2100

by Brady Dennis (The Washington Post)  The real estate data firm Zillow recently published a research analysis that estimated rising sea levels could leave nearly 2 million U.S. homes inundated

September 5, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Giant King Grass and Its Bioconversion: The Digest’s 2016 Multi Slide Guide to Viaspace

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Direct Combustion, Anaerobic Digestion, Cellulosic Biofuels, Biochemicals, and Animal Feed: these are just some of the markets envisioned

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Bentley Research Fellow Planning Algae Commercialization

by Joanna Howarth (Algae Industry Magazine)  Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, Michael Walsh, a research

August 7, 2016 Read Full Article

$26/gallon to $2.05 in 42 months: The Inside True Story of the US Navy’s Great Green Fleet

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Digest and BioChannel.TV released “Sustainable Fuels on Troubled Waters”, the Inside True

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Hawaii Gov. Ige Signs Renewable Fuels Production Tax Credit

(Pacific Biodiesel Technologies/Biodiesel Magazine)  Pacific Biodiesel President Robert King attended in early July the formal signing of the Renewable Fuels

July 15, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Pacific Biodiesel Rolls Back Maui #Biodiesel Prices

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Maui drivers using #biodiesel have a reason to celebrate today as city eliminated its 9 cents

July 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Feedstock for the Advanced Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Cellana

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Cellana uses the most productive plants on earth – marine microalgae – to photosynthetically produce

July 1, 2016 Read Full Article

VIASPACE CTO Presents Giant King® Grass At Bioenergy Feedstocks Conference In Miami

(Viaspace/PR Newswire)  VIASPACE CTO, Dr. Carl Kukkonen, made an invited presentation on Giant King Grass at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership

June 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Hawaii Approves $1.5 Million towards Zero Waste Conversion Biofuel Project

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Hawaii, the state’s budget bill for 2015-2017 is heading to the governor for signature

May 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Cutting out the Middlefish: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Cellana

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  READ MORE

May 11, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Cattle Grazing, Biofuel Crops Could Replace Sugar Production

(Yahoo! Finance/Associated Press)  Alexander & Baldwin is considering cattle grazing and crops used for biofuels as it phases out sugar

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Pacific Biodiesel Certified by Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance

(Energy Global Hydrocarbon Engineering)  The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance has announced that it has certified Pacific Biodiesel, Hawaii’s award winning and

April 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Hawaiian Electric Interested in Renewable Energy Projects on A&B’s Maui Sugar Lands

by Duane Shimogawa (Pacific Business News)  Hawaiian Electric Co. and Alexander & Baldwin Inc. may be working on a deal where

April 26, 2016 Read Full Article

What Do We Do about Palm Oil?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the world of fuels, Neste Oil has backed away from palm oil in order

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae + Papaya = Biofuel

by Jan Suszkiw (US Department of Agriculture)  … At the Daniel K. Inouye U.S. Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center in Hilo,

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Army to Lease Land to HECO for Biodiesel-Fueled Power Project

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  The Army has announced the availability of the record of decision (ROD) to lease land

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Stations Continue to Sell Ethanol-Blended Gas, Despite State Law Repeal

(KHON2) One month after gas stations were allowed to start selling fuel without ethanol, Hawaii drivers are still stuck with mostly

February 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae Industry Magazine’s 2015 International Readers’ Poll — Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

(Algae Industry Magazine)  In any industry, a few incredible people make an enormous impact. The algae industry is fortunate to

January 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2016

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where,

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Profit Path for Algae Biofuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Cellana

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Cellana made news at ABLC NEXT 2015 with specifics on timing, volumes, and capex. As the

November 6, 2015 Read Full Article

New BETO Fact Sheets Profile the Emerging Bioeconomy by State

(U.S. Department of Energy)  How is funding from BETO a part of the emerging bioeconomy in some states? Find out

October 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Merger Mania: The Digest Looks at Rampant Biofuels Consolidation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Virginia, Green Plains Inc. announced this week that it had acquired an ethanol production

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Goin’ Green; County Vehicle Fleet Now Using Biodiesel Fuel

by Ivy Ashe (Hawaii Tribune-Herald)  Hawaii County’s vehicle fleet is a little bit more green thanks to a local partnership

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Hawaiian Electric Pilot Algae Fuel Supply Deal Falls through – Report

by Plamena Tisheva (See News)  A pilot contract for the supply of algae-derived biofuel to Hawaiian Electric Co by Ohio-based Phycal

October 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Hawaii Regulators Approve Biodiesel Supply Contract between HECO and Pacific Biodiesel

by Duane Shimogawa (Pacific Business News)  Hawaii regulators have approved Pacific Biodiesel Technologies’ fuel supply contract with Hawaiian Electric Co. for

October 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Five Organizations Awarded Hawaii “Clean Fleets” Certification

(Blue Planet Foundation)  Blue Planet Foundation and Honolulu Clean Cities recognize awardees at Hawaii Transportation Association meeting in Kona — Blue

September 8, 2015 Read Full Article

New Duke-Led Consortium To Focus On Creating Food And Fuel From Algae

by Kati Moore (Duke Environment)  Zackary Johnson, Arthur P. Kaupe Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology in Marine Science at Duke

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

New One-Pot Process to Produce Gasoline-Grade Biofuel from the Bacterial Biopolymer PHB

(Green Car Congress)  A team from the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa is developing a new

August 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Pacific Biodiesel Looks to Help Big Island Achieve 100% Renewable Energy

by Duane Shimogawa (Pacific Business News)  Maui’s Pacific Biodiesel Technologies is looking to help move the Big Island to 100 percent

August 5, 2015 Read Full Article

Cellana – The 2015 8-Slide Guide — Algae to Fuels, Feed and Nutraceuticals with an Integrated Biorefinery Focus.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Cellana’s patented ALDUO system enables economic, sustainable, and consistent production of photosynthetic, non-GMO algae at

July 15, 2015 Read Full Article

What’s up with Algae Now?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … 31 Algae players, what do they make now, and how are they making out? … Here’s

July 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Energy Department Awards $18 Million to Develop Valuable Bioproducts and Biofuels from Algae

(US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today announced six projects that will receive up to $18 million in funding

July 10, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Will Steiner, General Manager, Hawaii Oil Seed Producers

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  HOSPRO is dedicated to battle the 95+% import of petroleum for energy and electricity generation

June 16, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S. Buyers Scoop up Brazilian Ethanol Amid RIN Revival

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Oil traders are rushing to import ethanol from Brazil for the first time this year after

June 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Hawaii’s Clean-Energy Future Requires a Commitment to Develop Biofuels

by Paul Zorner and Martin Sabarsky (Star Advertiser)  A decade ago, Hawaii made a commitment to producing and using more

May 30, 2015 Read Full Article

University Of Hawaii Completely Divests From Fossil Fuel Investments

(Clean Technica)  The global fossil fuel divestment campaign continues apace, with the University of Hawaii agreeing to divest from coal,

May 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Innovations Presented at Department of Energy BETO Project Peer Review

by Osaretin Omorodion* (Advanced Biofuels USA) During late March 2015, the US Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)

May 19, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Lawmakers Consider Ditching Ethanol Mandate for Gasoline

by Nestor Garcia  (KHON2) Nine years after a major change at the gas pump was forced on Hawaii drivers, many

March 10, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Kelly Takaya King, Vice President, Pacific Biodiesel Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Created on Maui in 1995 to recycle waste cooking oil into renewable fuel, Pacific Biodiesel

March 5, 2015 Read Full Article

Maui Sugar Plantation Still Looking for Biofuel Crop

(SunHerald.com/Associated Press/Maui News)  Hawaii’s last sugar cane plantation wants to transition to growing plants for energy. But it hasn’t found

March 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Eight under $70: Which Biofuels Ventures Can Beat out Cheap Oil?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Oil prices continue to show incredible volatility. $106 in June, $50 today. Which biofuels ventures have

January 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Kahului Biodiesel Price Lowest in Hawaiʻi

(Maui Now)  Pacific Biodiesel’s Hobron fueling station now has the lowest diesel price in the state, according to a press

December 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Troll the Ancient Waste-Oil Carol : FFA la la la la la la la la la

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “On the way” forever, talked up by all, deployed by some – technologies that handle

December 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Safety Your Way

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) Producers and technology providers, including Pacific Biodiesel, Kelley Green Biofuel, Piedmont Biofuels, WB Services and Crown

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

$7.9M Raised to Fight Maui GMO Ballot Initiative

(Associated Press/The Maui News/Bellingham Herald) A group backed by biotech companies raised more than $7.9 million to fight a Maui

October 30, 2014 Read Full Article

New Fueling Permit Brings Biodiesel Back to Maalaea Harbor

(Pacific Biodiesel Technologies/Biodiesel Magazine)  Divers and crew aboard Aqua Adventures Maui are no longer breathing petroleum exhaust when they begin

October 21, 2014 Read Full Article

State of the Algae Industry: 10 Top-Level Commercial Leaders Look at the Path to Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  10 leaders, 10 enterprises, 10 paths to scale — what’s really key to making algae

October 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Honolulu City Council Adopts Resolution for Biodiesel Initiative

(Pacific Biodiesel Technologies/Biodiesel Magazine)  On Sept. 10, the Honolulu City Council adopted a resolution requesting the development of a biodiesel

September 15, 2014 Read Full Article

DOE Awards $3.5 Million to Cellana for Algal Biofuels

(Algae Industry Magazine) The U.S. Energy Department has announced $3.5 million for an algae project aimed at accelerating the development

August 28, 2014 Read Full Article

The Clean Plate Club: The Search for Value from Food Waste Finds a Center of Gravity in Hawaii

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  All that food waste, all that potential value. What’s being done about all that material

August 8, 2014 Read Full Article

Energy Department Awards $3.5 Million to Develop Cost-Competitive Algal Biofuels

(US Department of Energy)  The Energy Department announced today (July 17, 2014) $3.5 million for an algae project aimed at

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Washington State the Center of Climate Change Solutions

by Gleen Farley (KING 5 News) In 2011, Alaska Airlines was the first carrier in the country to fly regular passenger

July 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Hemp: The Feedstock that Dare Not Speak its Name

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We first started tracking hemp back in 2009, when a 43-acre biomass trial launched in

July 7, 2014 Read Full Article

Hawaii Lawmakers Give Unanimous Approval To Studying Hemp

by Johnny Green (The Weed Blog/The Joint Blog)  Hawaii’s House Committee on Agriculture, and the state’s House Judiciary Committee, have both voted unanimously

April 3, 2014 Read Full Article

State May Issue $50M in Bonds for Biofuel Effort

by Tom Callis (Stephens Media Hawaii/West Hawaii Today)  Hawaii could issue up to $50 million in special purpose revenue bonds

March 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy the Focus of Unique UH, Maui Company Partnership

(University of Hawaii)  Researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa are working with Maui based company Pacific Biodiesel to

February 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Is the Renewable Fuel Standard Helping Bring the Next Generation of Biofuels to Market?

by Ned Stowe (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  For many supporters of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), a key goal

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Congressional Algae Caucus Launched!

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Algae Biomass Organization Applauds Reps. Scott Peters and Matt Salmon as New Chairs of the Congressional Algae

October 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Pacific Biodiesel, HIPPO Host Hawaii Sustainable Agriculture Tour

(Pacific Biodiesel Technologies/Biodiesel Magazine)   On Oct. 10, Pacific Biodiesel, Big Island Biodiesel and Hawaii Pure Plant Oil hosted a tour

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Alaska Airlines Will Purchase Biofuel from Hawaii Firm

by Shane Nelson (TravelWeekly)  Although production won’t begin for some time, Alaska Airlines has signed an agreement to purchase sustainable

October 16, 2013 Read Full Article

HECO Cleared to Buy Biofuel for Electricity Generation at Kahe

(Star-Advertiser)   State regulators have cleared Hawaiian Electric Co. to buy about 10 million gallons of locally produced biofuel annually to

October 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Hawaiian Electric Companies Seek ULSD, Biodiesel Proposals

(The Hawaiian Electric Companies/Biodiesel Magazine)  The Hawaiian Electric Companies began a search for suppliers of cleaner fuels, including ultra-low sulfur

September 5, 2013 Read Full Article

Puna Farm to Supply Jatropha Feedstock to Big Island Biodiesel

(Pacific Biodiesel Technologies/Biodiesel Magazine)  Jatropha harvesting began last week at the Hawaii Pure Plant Oil (HIPPO) farm founded in 2008

August 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Secretary Moniz Announces New Biofuels Projects to Drive Cost Reductions, Technological Breakthroughs

(U.S. Department of Energy)  During remarks at the Energy Department’s Biomass 2013 annual conference, Secretary Moniz today highlighted the important

August 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Algae Illustrated–ABO’s New Industry Project Book

(Algae Biomass Organization)  The algae industry is moving faster than many people suspect. To help demonstrate how far along so

August 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Alaska Airlines to Advance Use of Sustainable Biofuel

by Jeremy Del Nero (Frequent Business Traveler)  Alaska Airlines said it would begin to purchase sustainable biofuel for use in

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Turning Agriculture into Oil, Bio Oil, That Is

(US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service) The process dates to ancient Egypt. Now, it’s being studied here by the USDA

July 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Fast Swimmers: 10 Algae Technologies, Where Are They in the Race for the Summit?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The Summer of Algae has passed, but dozens of companies have remained hot in pursuit

July 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Anaergia Selected by County of Maui to Generate Renewable Fuel from Waste

(PR NewsWire/Anaergia)  Anaergia Inc. today announced that the County of Maui, Department of Finance and Mayor Alan Arakawa provided the intent to

May 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels and the Problem of Tropical Islands, Part II of II

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …It used to be that the outskirts of Honolulu had the dual scent of diesel

April 30, 2013 Read Full Article

National Algae Testbed Kicks off at Arizona State University

(Algae Industry Magazine)  lgae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) members from across the U.S. gathered at the Arizona State University Polytechnic

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Governor Awards $200K to Hawaii Isle Biofuels Initiative

(Star-Advertiser)  The state has invested $200,000 toward a initiative that seeks to develop an economically sustainable zero-waste conversion project in

April 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Hemp Bill Passes Second Reading in Hawaii Senate

by Thomas H. Clarke (The Daily Chronic)  A bill that would establish a two-year hemp pilot program in Hawaii passed

March 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Zero Waste and Plant Optimization

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  When Pacific Biodiesel Technologies’ Big Island Biodiesel refinery came online last year, it was marketed

March 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Phycal Captures CO2 Funding for Biofuel

by Debra Fiakas (Alt Energy Stocks)  As part of its program to promote beneficial reuse of carbon dioxide, the Department of

March 12, 2013 Read Full Article

SeQuential-Pacific Ushers in Spring with Return to B99 Blends

by SeQuential-Pacific Biodiesel  (Biodiesel Magazine)    …Beginning March 1, SeQuential-Pacific Biodiesel, the Northwest’s longest-running commercial biodiesel producer, is returning to 99

March 4, 2013 Read Full Article

Hawaii Petroleum Loads First Tanker of Distilled Biodiesel

by Pacific Biodiesel Technologies (Biodiesel Magazine)  Hawaii Petroleum loaded the first tanker of fuel produced at the Big Island Biodiesel

January 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Pacific Biodiesel Fuel to Run HECO Plant

by Nanea Kalani (Maui News)  State regulators have approved a multiyear contract for Maui-based Pacific Biodiesel to supply Hawaiian Electric

December 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Ensyn: Biofuels’ Big, Fast Cracker, in Pictures

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Ensyn – moving rapidly towards scale as a transport fuel technology after decades in smaller,

November 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Kenoi: Biodiesel Deal of No Benefit to Residents, County

by Erin Miller (West Hawaii Today)  Aina Koa Pono’s biodiesel proposal isn’t a good deal for Hawaii County residents, Mayor

October 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Will Algae Ever Power Our Cars?

by Marc Gunther (The Guardian)  Scores of companies across the world are racing to unlock algae’s energy potential and create

October 16, 2012 Read Full Article

The Sherpas: 7 Biofuels Feedstock Developers Clearing Paths to the Summit

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Every great biofuels technology has its own companion feedstock strategy – with unique advantages and

October 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Finding the Right Biofuels for the Southeast: A Range of Alternatives

(US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service)  …Of the five regions, the Southeast has the greatest natural capacity in the

September 19, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

EPA Awards Kuehnle for Innovative Algae Work

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Kuehnle AgroSystems, a Honolulu, Hawaii-based company that develops algae for use in biofuels, is receiving a clean

August 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Harvesting Hawaiian Plants to Make Jet Fuel and Clean diesel? $6 Million Grant to Oregon State University Researchers Should Help

by Ian C. Campbell (The Oregonian) …A new $6 million federal grant to develop jet fuel and clean diesel from grass

August 8, 2012 Read Full Article

Pursuing Abundance: USDA, DOE Invest $41M to Drive Biofuels Feedstock Yields, Diversification

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The recent focus on drought, and the scarcity scare, shows that diversification and yield enhancement

July 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Ancient Tree Crop Provides Compelling Investment Opportunity

(PR Web)  Mason & Morse Farmland Group Partners with TerViva Regarding Pongamia Projects A California company has come up with

July 19, 2012 Read Full Article

The Navy’s Green Strike Group Sails on Biofuels Blend: Will It Sail Again?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As the Pacific-based forces of Can-Do battle the Washington-based forces of Shouldn’t-Try, we look at

July 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Big Island Biodiesel Opens

by Peter Sur (Hawaii Tribune-Herald)  …Big Island Biodiesel, located near Keaau, opened its doors for investors to tour the $12

July 5, 2012 Read Full Article

University of Hawaii to Receive $6M for Biofuel Development

(Pacific Business News)  The University of Hawaii’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources will receive a $6 million federal

June 4, 2012 Read Full Article

Sorghum Goes Epic, or Is That EPEC? A Primer on Biofuels’ Underdog Feedstock

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s up? What’s next? New pathways, plus country-by-country yield data. Sorghum. It’s a feedstock right

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

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