Pacific Biodiesel expands fuel availability

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Pacific Biodiesel has expanded the availability of locally-made biodiesel to customers across Hawai‘i.
Each station holds 8,000 gallons of distilled biodiesel produced at the company’s refinery on Hawai‘i Island.
The stations offer flexibility in providing fuel for on-road, off-road, and marine customers. Several tour boat companies at Ma‘alaea Harbour have been fuelling with biodiesel for years.
Ma‘alaea Harbour is one of 16 state small boat harbours operated by the DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR).
DLNR has also approved placement of a biodiesel fuelling station at Honokōhau Small Boat Harbour in Kailua-Kona on Hawai‘i Island, which will open this summer. Several DLNR fleet vehicles on Maui already fuel up with biodiesel as part of the department’s effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“This is an important public-private partnership in furtherance of our state’s renewable energy goals and climate change mitigation. It is part of a series of biodiesel fueling stations in small boat harbours for vessels and vehicles. DOBOR is working closely with Pacific Biodiesel on expanding access to local biodiesel which supports energy security and provides critically important environmental benefits,” said DLNR Chair Suzanne Case.
Ed Underwood, DOBOR administrator, commented: “This fuel is a good match for us and featuring it at Ma‘alaea is in keeping with our mission to protect the marine environment and its inhabitants, prevent pollution that affects water quality, and promote appreciation of the marine environment.”