CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF SUSTAINABLE BIODIESEL

In 1995, Bob and Kelly King founded Pacific Biodiesel as a way to recycle waste cooking oils at the central Maui landfill for the production of renewable fuel to power the site’s generators. That led to their creation of the first commercial biodiesel pump in America, on Maui.
This year marks the 25 th anniversary of Pacific Biodiesel, the nation’s longest operating biodiesel company and still Hawaii’s only commercial producer of liquid biofuels. From opening the first retail biodiesel pump in the United States to farming the first commercial crop of sunflowers on Maui, Pacific Biodiesel continues to focus on sustainability and climate change solutions designed to help Hawaii achieve a clean, sustainable energy future.

COMING FULL CIRCLE

In the 2020 Winter Edition, Biodiesel Magazine featured an in depth interview with Pacific Biodiesel founders, Bob and Kelly King, and Director of Operations Jenna Long reviewing 25 years in the industry.  After starting on Maui and constructing 13 biodiesel facilities in the U.S. and Japan, Pacific Biodiesel has now refocused its efforts in its home state of Hawaii.  Read the full article “Coming Full Circle” here or click the image at the right.

A LOOK BACK AT THE EARLY YEARS

2020 marks the 25th Anniversary of Pacific Biodiesel, founded by Bob and Kelly King on Maui in 1995. This recording features  Bob and Kelly remembering the early days, reflecting on the highs and lows of the industry, and sharing favorite memories of the interesting people they met along the way. Click on the video at the right to share in these memories.

THE FIRST MAUI SUNFLOWERS

Three years ago, the first field of Maui Sunflowers bloomed at our founders farm around Earth Day 2017. Those dozen acres of sunflowers captivated Maui residents and visitors alike who had never before seen that colorful crop in Maui’s central valley. Click on the video at the right as Bob and Kelly King reminisce about that special time.