|Free-range natural beef is a growing industry in pastures between Pahala and Na`alehu. Photo from Kuahiwi Ranch|
|Sustainable Biofuels President|
David Nash, a retired Navy admiral.
Nash’s LinkedIn presentation says that Sustainable Biofuels “does research and development, sales and marketing, project development, manufacturing, installation and operation of waste-to-energy plants throughout the world using technologies developed by TekGar. Currently there are two technologies ready for commercial use. The first patent-pending technology is a microwave depolymerization process that efficiently converts any carbon-based material into a drop-in diesel fuel (ASTM 975). The second technology is a sublimator that converts any carbon-based material into a gas that is high in methane that can be used in generating power efficiently and effectively. Feedstocks for both technologies can range from biomass to municipal waste to used tires to many other similar-based materials,” says the LinkedIn profile.
`Aina Koa Pono says it plans to grow biofuel crops on what is pasture and fallow land between Pahala and Na`alehu.
|The Galimba family started turning land into pasture on fallow and old sugar|
lands when the plantation started closing down. Photo from Kuahiwi Ranch
|Natural beef from Kuahiwi Ranch is sold at Alan Wong's,|
Kilauea Lodge, `Ohia Cafe and Foodland markets, as well
as at farmers markets. Photo from Kuahiwi Ranch
Michelle told Ke Ola magazine, “There is much more demand than we can fill right now. Not just on this island, but on O`ahu too.” Kuahiwi natural beef can be found at Alan Wong’s and d.k. Steakhouse on O`ahu, Sansei in Waikoloa, and at `Ohia Café and Kilauea Lodge in Volcano. Kuahiwi beef is also sold statewide in Foodland markets and at the farmers markets in Na`alehu, Volcano, Ocean View and on Kino`ole Street in Hilo, the Ke Ola story reports. See more at keolamagazine.com and kuahiwiranch.com.
|Runners arrive today to pick up race packets for tomorrow's|
Volcano Rain Forest Runs.
OCEAN VIEW COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION’S monthly BBQ is tomorrow from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Ocean View Community Center. Call 937-7033.
KA`U HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI AND FRIENDS’ 11th annual potluck reunion invites all Ka`u grads and former students and friends this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pahala Community Center.
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