Willie and Annie Nelson first learned about biodiesel when Annie bought a diesel car and became a customer of Pacific Biodiesel on Maui in 2003. The Nelsons now drive only biodiesel vehicles, including Willie’s tour bus, and are invested in several biodiesel ventures with PacBio. They are founding members in the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance with Bob and Kelly King of Pacific Biodiesel.
Founded in the early 2000’s to gather commercial used cooking oil and keep it out of the Oahu landfill, Pacific Biodiesel Logistics is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Biodiesel. Pacific Biodiesel Logistics’ quality service recycling operation also collects trap grease from restaurants, ensuring that FOG (fats, oils and grease) no longer has to be an environmental hazard for the island of Oahu.
Maui EKO Systems is an original founding partner in Pacific Biodiesel. As contracted managers for the Central Maui Landfill, EKO runs green waste co-composting operations on Maui and several other sites across the country. It was under Maui EKO that Pacific Biodiesel first subcontracted to process used cooking oil into biodiesel, also attracting owner Tom Pawlish as an investor in this pioneering company.