Founded on Maui in 1995, Pacific Biodiesel is the nation’s longest operating and most experienced biodiesel producer, and established the first retail biodiesel pump in America. Today with more than 100 employees statewide, the company is the only commercial producer of liquid biofuels in Hawaii.
Throughout its history, Pacific Biodiesel’s mission has remained constant: to promote a clean, sustainable energy future through the community-based production of renewable fuels. With a nameplate production capacity of 5.5 million gallons annually, Pacific Biodiesel’s Big Island refinery utilizes state-of-the art distillation technology to produce the nation’s highest quality biodiesel and on Earth Day 2016 became the first facility in the world to be certified by the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance for its sustainable production and distribution practices.
The company has always focused on recycling with a zero-waste philosophy that incorporates development of value-added co-products. Its collaborative, community-based “agriculture and energy” production model demonstrates a full-circle system of sustainability and climate change solutions designed to help Hawaii achieve a clean, sustainable energy future.
Founders of Pacific Biodiesel Launch Maui’s First State-Licensed Industrial Hemp Farm
April 22, 2019 – In celebration of Earth Day, and in a continued effort to support sustainable, community-based agriculture and renewable energy, Pacific Biodiesel founders Bob and Kelly King today announced the development of Maui’s first state-licensed industrial hemp farm, operating under the Kings’ personal entity, Imua Energy, LLC. The 10-acre site located within the Kings’ 115-acre Biofuel Crop Farm in central Maui will be the first industrial hemp farm in the United States powered 100% by biodiesel.
The commercial farming operation will initially produce full-spectrum industrial hemp extract, including CBD. The hemp extract will be manufactured by Imua Energy and distributed by Maiden Hawaii Naturals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Biodiesel, and marketed to cosmetic manufacturers. Maiden Hawaii Naturals will also incorporate this premium hemp extract as a featured ingredient in its natural skincare brand, Kuleana®.
Click on these links to read the full press release and fact sheet. For more about the project click here.
Pacific Biodiesel’s Collaboration with Maui Tropical Plantation
Mahalo to FBMaui.com and Maui Tropical Plantation for sharing this video about our Maui Sunflowers! These blooms of sustainability reflect our company’s community-based model of agriculture for clean energy, food — and our new Kuleana “farm to face” beauty products!
Pacific Biodiesel Farming State’s Largest Liquid Biofuel Crop
Pacific Biodiesel Technologies began in February its scaled-up farming demonstration to grow biofuel crops including sunflowers in Maui’s central valley. The initial crop project on 115 acres will expand diversified agriculture by growing combine-harvested oil crops on land previously used for sugar cane production. This is the largest biofuel crop project in the state of Hawaii and the only biofuel farming operation in the state running on 100% renewable fuel, showcasing the company’s sustainable, community-based model of agriculture and renewable energy. For more information and videos about the project click here.
Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance Certifies Pacific Biodiesel Plant
Kahului, HI – April 22, 2016 – The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance today announced that it has certified Pacific Biodiesel, Hawaii’s award-winning and internationally recognized producer of renewable fuels and the only commercial biofuel producer in the state, and its Big Island Biodiesel plant for showcasing sustainable biodiesel production and distribution practices. This is the first certification of its kind in the United States. Download the full press release here.
This milestone in sustainable certification was the subject of an article in the New York Times published in May.
Pacific Biodiesel Named “Platinum Certified Clean Fleet” Awardee
Blue Planet Foundation and Honolulu Clean Cities recognized Pacific Biodiesel Logistics as one of only two Hawaii companies to receive Platinum Certified Clean Fleet awards, the program’s most prestigious level. Platinum certification is reserved for public or commercial fleets that exclusively use renewable fuels or electricity for all vehicles in their fleet. Read more
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