Hu Honua Bioenergy, LLC is modernizing the old sugar mill power plant at Pepeekeo into a clean and environmentally sound producer of biomass-source electricity for Hawaii Island. For more than 100 years, the property has been an industrial hub on the Hamakua Coast.

Our Pledge

Hu Honua is committed to continue being a good neighbor and a good corporate citizen. We have worked hard to keep the local community informed through one-on-one meetings, eNewsletters, direct mails, and updates through our website. Over the past few years, Hu Honua has provided area clubs, organizations, and local sports teams with sponsorships and has volunteered time and manpower to various causes.

The Hu Honua Bioenergy project will keep $25 million in taxes circulating within the local economy, revive the area by creating local jobs, and has the capacity to build the State’s energy portfolio of non-oil linked electricity production facilities and move us toward a sustainable energy future.

What’s in a name?

“Hu Honua” in Hawaiian means to “come from the land” and represents our mission, which is to:

  • Create sustainable green energy while supporting local agriculture
  • Work to reduce Hawaii’s dependence on expensive, imported fossil fuels
  • Stimulate the local economy through the use of local labor to operate the facility

Site Location:


Hu Honua Bioenergy facility site map. Image Source: Google Earth Pro

Industrial-use History of Area

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