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Why Hawai?i? Energy costs in Hawai?i are the highest in the United States, and its principal source of electricity is oil-fired plants that consume more than 400 million gallons of petroleum-based fuels annually. (Not to mention the International Airport and the US Military's BioFuel needs in the near future)

Hawai?i offers both a market and public support for the development of biofuel. The State has announced the Hawai?i Clean Energy Initiative, establishing clear targets for both the State and local utilities? development and use of renewable energy. Additionally, the State has established processes to facilitate regulatory approvals for development of renewable energy projects and provides tax credits to encourage investment.

http://www.phycal.com/aloha.html
Tue May 25 2010 07:56:54 PM by Kalaniku Algal Production 1367 views

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  • Manohar wrote:
    Wed May 26 2010 03:33:18 AM

    Sounds pretty interesting. 40 acres is a lot of land.
    Any idea what species is going to be grown?

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  • Kalaniku wrote:
    Wed May 26 2010 08:44:45 AM

    Aloha Manohar,

    I have no idea, as to where the 40acres are, or the production species utilized. However, I did offer to assist with Jatropha biomass production and integrated AD biogas system. But have yet to hear back from Phycal Hawaii R&D office. When I do find out, I'll let you know.

    Mahalo for asking!

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  • Jpvenners wrote:
    Wed May 26 2010 03:10:29 PM

    We at BioEcoTek-Hawaii fully agree with Phycal's assessment. Hawaii has all of the resources, human and natural, as well as the incentives. As USDA and Navy recently demonstrated Hawaii is rapidly becoming the incubator of renewables.

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  • Manohar wrote:
    Thu May 27 2010 03:52:55 AM

    Mahalo Kalaniku

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