Hawaii Gets Ethanol Project Funds

Cindy Zimmerman

Sen Akaka The Senate Energy Committee has approved $1 million for an ethanol demonstration project in Hawaii. Committee member Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI) announced the project in a press release this week, saying the “appropriation is significant because the State of Hawaii passed a law that went into effect in April 2006, requiring at least 10 percent of all gas sold in Hawaii contain an ethanol blend.” The $1 million gives the State of Hawaii the ability to start on research and development of sugar-to-ethanol, which is one way to create ethanol.

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