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Special Edition – April 2024

U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono Visits Pacific Biodiesel’s New Crushing Mill; Tours Company’s Expanded Agriculture Operations on Kauaʻi

KAUAʻI, HAWAIʻI Pacific Biodiesel Founders Bob and Kelly King welcomed U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono for a tour of the company’s new crushing mill and expanded agriculture operations in Kaumakani, Kauaʻi on Wednesday, March 27, 2024. Other guests included representatives from Kauaʻi landowners Gay & Robinson, Inc., Ulupono Initiative, and Governor Josh Green’s Kauaʻi liaison.

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U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono and other guests joined Pacific Biodiesel Co-founders Bob and Kelly King for a tour of the companyʻs new Kauaʻi facility.

The tour included tastings of the companyʻs premium Maiden Hawaii Naturals culinary oils, learning about the expeller press and a visit to the trio of recently installed large-capacity grain silos.

Find more information about the Senatorʻs visit here.

In this video, Senator Hirono and the Kings discuss the projectʻs importance to Hawaiiʻs agriculture and overall sustainability, helping to produce food and fuel within the state.

Founded in 1995, Pacific Biodiesel is the nation's longest operating and most experienced biodiesel producer, and the only commercial producer of liquid biofuels in the state. A Maui-based company with nearly 100 employees statewide, we established the first retail biodiesel pump in America and for nearly three decades we've been an innovative leader in the renewable energy industry. With a nameplate production capacity of 5.5 million gallons annually, our refinery on Hawaii Island utilizes advanced technology to produce premium distilled biodiesel. Our company has always focused on recycling with a zero waste philosophy that incorporates development of value-added co-products. Today, our collaborative, community-based "agriculture and energy" production model demonstrates a circular economy approach to fighting climate change and helps Hawaii achieve a clean, sustainable energy future.
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