Field trip to the Honua Ola Bioenergy plant in Pepeʻekeo
On August 11, 2021, HFIA Vice President Dr. Guy Cellier led HFIA Directors, staff and partners on a field trip to the Honua Ola Bioenergy plant in Pepeʻekeo. Prior to arriving at the plant, the group met in Hāmākua at a eucalyptus plantation located next to Brandon Lee’s Berkshire pig farm. Guy barbecued some delicious home-made sausage and Dr. J.B. Friday brought some sauerkraut and fixings to go with. Brandon gave all the attendees some Berkshire porkchops to take home. Everyone agreed the porkchops were delicious. After Brandon showed the group his Berkshire pig farm, we headed over to Honua Ola.
Honua Ola will replace imported fossil fuel with local, renewable resources to produce energy. “Honua Ola” in Hawaiian means “living earth” and represents their commitment to:
* Creating sustainable green energy;
* Supporting local agriculture;
* Working to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels; and
* Stimulating our local economy.
Learn more here: Honua Ola Bioenergy Tour – Hawaii Forest Industry Association