Hawaii embraces clean energy with new biomass plant

Hawaii has a mandated goal that requires 40 percent of the state’s electricity needs must be met through clean energy sources by 2030, and their answer is biomass.

Biomass facilities convert organic material from plants and animals to energy. Hawaii has two growing facilities – one in Kapolei on Oahu, and one near Koloa, Kauai.

The Kauai plant is the first of its kind in the U.S. and serves the island’s electricity needs with complete independence. It burns wood chips from trees grown and harvested on the island, a renewable system.

Read the full article here: Aloha Clean Energy

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