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Hawaii Biomass Plant Back On Track To Open In 2018

Hu Honua Bioenergy, the biomass power plant currently under construction on the Big Island, is back on schedule following the approval of its new power-purchase agreement with Hawaii Electric Light Co. by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission. A company official told the Hawaii Tribune-Herald the power plant near Pepeekeo is expected to be completed by […]

Zilkha Biomass Energy’s Black Pellet Could Bring Low-Cost Energy To Hawaii

A mainland biomass company, Zilkha Biomass Energy, with ties to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen could shake up the energy scene in Hawaii by providing a quick, environmentally-friendly, lower-cost solution to fossil fuels such as fuel oil and liquefied natural gas to power up Hawaiian Electric Co.’s power stations. Houston-based Zilkha Biomass Energy, which makes power […]

Hu Honua Bioenergy Halts Work On Hawaii Biomass Plant

Work on a Hawaii biomass facility that was expected to generate 10 percent of the Big Island’s electricity needs has been halted until developer, Hu Honua Bioenergy, receives the final regulatory permits and approvals, leaving up to 20 workers, a mix of contract workers and employees, off the job, according to John Sylvia, the company’s […]

Woody Biomass Fuels Power Alaska Airlines, Coast Guard Ships

Alaska Airlines says it will begin using biofuel to power its Hawaii flights as soon as 2018. The airline has signed an agreement with Hawai`i BioEnergy, a consortium of three of Hawaii’s largest landowners and three venture capital companies that plan to use locally grown feedstocks to produce biofuels. Hawai`i BioEnergy says the feedstock for […]

Big Island Utility Signs Contract To Buy Biomass

Hawaii Electric Light Company has agreed to purchase biomass electricity on the Big Island. The Big Island utility and Hu Honua Bioenergy recently announced the signing of a power purchase agreement to provide the island with 21.5 megawatts of renewable energy. Over the 20-year term of the agreement, Hu Honua would supply electricity at pricing […]


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