News hneieditor September 13, 2022
  • NASA Rocket
    HNEI and Sierra Lobo Demonstrate Fuel Cells for Helium Recovery at NASA
    Using proven fuel cell technology, HNEI and Sierra Lobo, Inc. have developed and demonstrated an efficient process to recover high-purity helium from NASA’s rocket engine testing sites.Download the press release.
  • Asia-Pacific Partnership: Video Released
    HNEI is supports the Asia-Pacific Technology and Education Partnership (APTEP), an educational, research, and commerce development effort funded by the U.S. Office of Naval Research.  APTEP's aim is to inspire collaboration and disseminate alternative energy technologies...
  • Recyling Biofuel
    Recycling for Biofuel: Unique UH, Industry Partnership
    HNEI researcher Michael Cooney is collaborating with Pacific Biodiesel to find a way to recycle grease-trap water from restaurants.  The solution involves use of the UH-developed High-Rate Anaerobic Digestion (HRAD) system.  A test-scale system was built...
  • MCBH Hydrogen Station Construction
    Fast-Fill Hydrogen Fueling Station at Marine Corps Base Hawai‘i
    HNEI is working with Marine Corps Base Hawai‘i to open a fast-fill hydrogen fueling station to dramatically reduce fueling time for passenger vehicles.Download the press release.
  • FC Modeling
    Fuel Cell Modeling
    On January 24, 2014, HNEI Assistant Researcher Kevin Davies made a presentation on equation-based, object-oriented fuel cell modeling at the HNEI Hawai‘i Sustainable Energy Research Facility in Kaka‘ako, Honolulu, Hawai‘i.  To see a file with this...
  • FCSys Library
    Fuel Cell Model Library Now Online
    HNEI and Georgia Tech have developed an open-access equation-based, object-oriented Fuel Cell Model Library.  Developed by HNEI's researcher Kevin Davies in collaboration with Georgia Tech, the library resources support HNEI's research into understanding the effects of contaminants at the...
  • GE Hawaii RPS
    RPS Road-Map: Modeling and Assessment
    HNEI has contracted with GE Energy Consulting  to evaluate and assess the likelihood of compliance with State Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) requirements by modeling costs, economics and technical implications of various renewable energy penetration scenarios, including comparing...
  • Solar NZE Classrooms
    Solar Net Zero Energy Classrooms Expand HNEI Research
    In conjunction with ongoing projects on energy efficiency and solar research, HNEI is conducting evaluations on six photovoltaic arrays recently installed in Hawai‘i.  The experimental platforms for these efforts will be three net-zero-energy buildings created by...
  • Solar NZE Classrooms
    HNEI Energy Research at Kawaikini School on Kaua‘i
    In traditional Hawaiian blessing ceremony, the Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School in Lihue, Kaua‘i, unveiled two new energy efficient classrooms that will anchor the planned expansion of the Hawaiian immersion school.  Students there will now...
  • LNG Report (original)
    Liquefied Natural Gas Report Now Available
    The report entitled "Liquefied Natural Gas for Hawaii: Policy, Economic, and Technical Questions" has been released. Hawai‘i Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) commissioned FACTS Inc. to perform the study, selected through the Request for Proposal (RFP) process...
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