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Pacific Biodiesel Technologies and Big Island Biodiesel unite

By Staff | Jul 23, 2015

Attendees at the commissioning of Big Island Biodiesel in 2012 included local investors, government officials, business associates and community supporters of renewable energy.

KAHULUI – In a unanimous vote, members of Pacific Biodiesel Technologies LLC and Big Island Biodiesel LLC decided to combine the companies, making BIB a wholly owned subsidiary of PBT as of July 1.

The move unites all members in the company’s effort to expand biodiesel production in Hawaii and to continue to decrease the state’s dependency on imported fossil fuel.

Big Island Biodiesel, which began production in July 2012, is the most recent of 13 facilities designed by Pacific Biodiesel and features fuel distillation and zero-waste processing.

Located on Hawaii Island, the facility has a current production capacity of 5.5 million gallons per year.

Pacific Biodiesel Technologies President Robert King said, “While it will be easier to run as one company, it is equally important to have BIB investors become part of the many projects Pacific Biodiesel is involved with. There is so much related activity, and all projects are integral to a sustainable future for our island community.” Founded in 1995, PBT is experienced in all aspects of the biodiesel business, including oil/ grease trap pumping, biodiesel production, marketing and distribution, process technology design and engineering, quality management services, and feedstock research and development.