Hawai‘i BioEnergy (HBE) is a LLC established by three of Hawai‘i's largest landowners: Kamehameha Schools, Grove Farm Company Inc., and Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc.
Other partners include leaders from the venture capital community - Vinod Khosla, Ohana Holdings and Finistere Ventures.
Hawai‘i BioEnergy’s mission is to reduce Hawai‘i's energy costs, green house gas emissions, and dependence on imported fossil fuels through the research and development of local renewable bioenergy projects.
Hawai‘i BioEnergy is actively researching all technically, economically, and environmentally viable processing techniques and distribution channels for a variety of energy crops, including but not limited to sugarcane, woody biomass, and algae.
The consortium invites participation by Hawai‘i's other major landowners, businesses, as well as state and county agencies.
Alaska Airlines Magazine feature: "Biofuels Take Flight" by Eric Gold (April 2014 issue, Vol. 38 No. 4)