New electricity agreement for Hawaiian biomass producer

Hu Honua Bioenergy has signed an agreement with the Hawaii Electric Light Company to provide 21.5MW of power.

The power will come from Hu Honua’s Big Island biomass plant and, pending approval from the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, the agreement will last for 20 years.

Big Island is located on the site of the former Pepeekeo sugar mill and a converted electric generation facility  will be powered by locally grown biomass, such as eucalyptus. Hu Honua estimates the plant will generate up to 10% of Big Island’s electricity.

The project is expected to take up to 18 months to complete and provide around 30 jobs once operational.

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