Proposed Big Island Biofuel Plant Attracts Strong Supporters, Vocal Skeptics

A dozen people testified in front of the state agency that regulates Hawaii utilities on Thursday about a proposed biofuel surcharge that would raise electricity rates for customers on Oahu and the Big Island.

The project under scrutiny is a proposed biofuel plant in the Kau region of the Big Island that would utilize hundreds of acres of fallow land to produce drop-in biofuels for Hawaiian Electric Co. from a range of agricultural feedstocks.

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