Hawaiian Electric gets Iowa biodiesel

Hawaiian Electric has signed a contract with a subsidiary of the Renewable Energy Group (REG) of Iowa to supply clean-burning biodiesel for testing at its new plant.

REG, which was chosen from among eight bidders, is expected to supply 400,000 gallons of biodiesel for HECO to conduct operational testing and collect emissions data at its 110 MW plant at Campbell Industrial Park.

The biodiesel will be processed
from used cooking oil and waste animal fat. REG operates a national network of biodiesel production.

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