Welcome to Hu Honua Bioenergy LLC

The Hu Honua bioenergy facility is a 24-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.

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