Ulupono Initiative

BioEnergy Hawaii

BioEnergy Hawaii waste diversion practices will recover our “wasted” resources and generate products to support local sustainable agriculture and alternative energy initiatives.

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Background

Conventional landfill disposal operations contribute to ecological problems that affect our existing communities and future generations. BioEnergy Hawaii, LLC, (BEH) waste diversion practices will recover our “wasted” resources and generate products to support local sustainable agriculture and alternative energy initiatives.

The BEH resource recovery facility will accept municipal solid waste delivered by local waste collection companies, and divert 70 percent of it from the West Hawaii Sanitary Landfill. The project will include advanced recycling operations and produce multiple value products from the waste streams: recyclable commodities, organics, and residual solid fuel. Under the BEH approach, recyclables will be recovered and sent to the local recycling commodity market; wet organic waste will be treated through anaerobic digestion to produce fertilizer, compost and energy rich biogas; the solid materials—mixed papers, textiles, low-value plastics and wood—will be processed into a post-recycled engineered fuel.

Why We Invested

BioEnergy Hawaii’s planned resource recovery facility will substantially divert waste from the landfill to instead be used for recycling, compost and conversion of waste into energy. BEH’s integrated technology approach will not only benefit the County of Hawaii, but has the potential to be applied in other counties as well.

 

“We are honored to have a significant investor such as Ulupono Initiative become a full partner in our waste conversion project. Our missions and values are completely aligned. We are both concerned with the health of our environment as well as the long-term growth and sustainability of Hawaii. Most importantly, we both see waste as a valuable resource.”

– Kosti Shirvanian, President of BioEnergy Hawaii and its parent company, Pacific Waste, Inc.

 

Impact

  • Diverts 70 percent of waste from the West Hawaii Sanitary Landfill
  • Produces multiple value products from the waste streams: recyclable commodities, organics, and residual solid fuel
  • Benefits the County of Hawaii, and has the potential to be applied in other counties as well

At a Glance

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Investment Area
Energy & Waste
Financial Model
For-Profit
Website
BioEnergyHawaii.com