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.
Status UpdateNovember 8, 2012
A lot has been happening at HHB. We signed a contract with the utility; have a new GM and are hard at work on site preparation... Read More
September 1, 2011
We have been granted an air permit by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health-Clean Air Branch. We can now move ahead.... Read More
August 15, 2011
EPA issues "no objection" determination to Hu Honua's proposed air permit.... Read More
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