Welcome to Hu Honua Bioenergy LLC
The Hu Honua bioenergy facility is a 30-megawatt (MW) power station that converts locally grown biomass into electricity.
The facility will provide the Big Island a renewable and sustainable source of energy that will help protect Hawaii’s fragile environment and provide jobs to local families.
Hu Honua is committed to providing green energy in order to reduce Hawaii’s dependence on imported fossil fuels, while strictly complying with all regulatory requirements. Read More
What is Biomass?
Biomass is a renewable energy source because the energy it contains comes from the sun. Through the process of photosynthesis, chlorophyll in plants captures the sun’s energy by converting carbon dioxide from the air and water from the ground into carbohydrates, complex compounds composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. When these carbohydrates are burned, they turn back into carbon dioxide and water and release the sun’s energy they contain. In this way, biomass functions as a sort of natural battery for storing solar energy. As long as biomass is produced sustainably—with only as much used as is grown—the battery will last indefinitely.
Status UpdateDecember 19, 2014
HHB is moving forward on site construction and has reached a settlement with HDCC... Read More
October 24, 2014
Hu Honua has recently received two shipments of specialized equipment in Hilo... Read More
September 25, 2014
Local bioenergy plants like HHB help the state reduce dependency on fossil fuel and provide a use for forestry bi-products... Read More
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