USDA Announces Partnerships in Hawaii to Help Navy Achieve its Biofuel and Other Renewable Energy Goals

Release No. 0174.10 Contact: Sandy Miller Hays (301) 504-1637 HONOLULU, April 7, 2010 – Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan today announced a series of public and private partnerships designed to help establish commercial production of advanced biofuels and other renewable energy systems in Hawaii for use by the Department of the Navy. "Hawaii, with...

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Hawaii’s last sugar plantation to be biofuel ‘lab’ – BusinessWeek

By AUDREY McAVOYHONOLULU Hawaii’s last sugar plantation could start producing jet fuel for the Navy. Federal agencies on Wednesday announced they would spend millions of dollars to study producing advanced biofuels from sugarcane grown at Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar’s fields on Maui. The Office of Naval Research is budgeting $2 million annually for the...

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Leading Role for HC&S in Hawaii Renewable Energy Research, Biofuels — Federal Funding to be Provided – DailyFinance

Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S) today announced that it is at the center of significant new Hawaii-based research initiatives on biofuels, working closely with the University of Hawaii and various federal agencies to realize the promise of expanded production of clean, renewable energy. In today’s announcement, HC&S noted support from Sen. Daniel K....

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY ANNOUNCE HAWAII RENEWABLE ENERGY OPPORTUNITY

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2010 – The U. S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Navy are co-hosting an all day forum in Hawaii on April 6, 2010, to share information about a recently announced collaborative energy opportunity. Among those providing remarks are Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen A. Merrigan and Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, assistant secretary...

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SG Biofuels Launches World’s First Elite Jatropha Cultivar

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ — SG Biofuels, a sustainable plant oil company specializing in the development of Jatropha as a low-cost, sustainable source of oil, today announced the launch of JMax 100, a proprietary cultivar of Jatropha optimized for growing conditions in Guatemala with yields 100 percent greater than existing varieties. JMax 100...

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