Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Food or fuel for Hawaii?

by Larry Geller

My brief comment:

The message below is courtesy Henry Curtis. If you'd like to stay in touch with bioenergy in Hawaii, or if you're concerned, as I am, that we should have much more ag land in use for growing real food for our own people (perhaps we can do both...?), you can find out what DBEDT's plot plan is at this all-day meeting.

Tip: They're not offering lunch. You can get great food next door at Downtown, in the Hawaii Arts Museum, the old Hemmeter Building, to eat there, take out, or to eat quickly at their long counter. Food grown locally and organic where possible.

DBEDT's Hawaii's Bioenergy Master Plan Kickoff Meeting (May 21, 2008)

State Capitol Auditorium • 415 South Beretania Street • Honolulu, Hawaii


8:40 AM TRENDS, STATUS, AND PROJECTIONS: International Energy Supply and Demand, State Energy Trends, Hawaii's Agricultural Lands - Trends, Status, and Projections, Water Resources - Trends, Status, and Projections, County Perspective (Panel)

10:15 AM Break

10:25 AM BIOENERGY UPDATE: Biofuels Assessment Project, What Can Grow in Hawaii (Panel), Conversion Technologies & By-products (Panel), Bioenergy Master Plan

12:10 PM LUNCH:

on your own

1:30 PM BIOENERGY MASTER PLAN: Issues to be considered, Federal Bioenergy Program, Research, and Resources, Land, Water, Crops, Conversion Technologies

3:05 PM Break

3:20 PM BIOENERGY MASTER PLAN: Next Steps, Tasks, Timelines, Partnerships, Funding


This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required. If special accommodations are required, please contact us in advance. Questions or comments may be directed to:, 808-587-3809.

Henry Curtis, Executive Director, Life of the Land, 76 N. King Street, Suite 203, Honolulu, HI 96817. phone: 808-533-3454. cell: 808-927-0709. Web Site:


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