|Biofuel refined in Ka`u would be trucked to HELCO's|
power plant in Kona.
The process would require importation and the input into the refinery of tons per day of zeolite, which includes aluminum and silica. The zeolite comes from Arkansas and Australia, according to `Aina Koa Pono representatives. The by-product of making the biofuel would be biochar, which, according to `Aina Koa Pono, could be used as a soil amendment.
`Aina Koa Pono is hoping that the state Public Utilities Commission will allow a rate hike on electric bills to help pay for the project.
ASIANA AIRLINES is also expanding, starting new flights from Korea to Honolulu.
|Ope`ape`a, the Hawaiian|
The county Office of Housing and Community Development, along with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Community Planning and Development are coordinating the workshops on the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships programs.
The workshops will provide an overview of the programs including their objectives, the kinds of projects that may be eligible, some of the steps applicants must follow, the reporting requirements and availability of funding for the programs for 2012.
Mark Chandler, director of CPD Honolulu, will conduct the workshops in Hilo on Sept. 22 at the OHCD Existing Housing Division Conference Room at 1990 Kinoole Street, Room 104 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
A second workshop will be offered in Kona on Sept. 23 at the West Hawai`i Civic Center (Community Meeting Hale, 1st Floor) located at 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy. from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
|Traditional rock walls and trees line the street where a new sidewalk|
would be constructed. Photo by Julia Neal