Bio-Renewable Resources

The Hawai‘i Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) has been involved in research and development activities dealing with bio-renewable resources for many years.  General areas of interest include:

  • Creating a knowledge base on biomass resources and improving bioenergy-related decision making and development.
  • Converting biomass into fuels, high value chemicals, and other products.
  • Utilizing waste materials from chemical and wastewater treatment plants for production of bioplastics, bio-oils and biocarbons.
  • Developing processes and unit operations for producing and improving biofuels.
  • Producing bio-fuel cells.

Specific research areas are contained within the following seven items.  Clicking on each of these will provide details on the types of activities involved.

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