Under the Hawaii Distributed Energy Resource Technologies for Energy Security project, HNEI researchers conducted a variety of bioenergy resource studies including assessments of invasive species, lease instruments for State lands, a statewide GIS analysis of phototrophic open pond algae production potential, and bioenergy value chain components life cycle and related work.
Point Person: Scott Turn
- Analysis of Land Suitable for Algae Production in Hawaii, August 2011
- Bioenergy Production Pathways and Value-Chain Components, December 2012
- Biofuel Feedstock Inter-Island Transportation, October 2012
- Geographical Information System Resources to Support Biomass/Bioenergy/Biofuel Decision Making, December 2012
- Observational Field Assessment of Invasiveness for Candidate Biofuels in Hawaii, UHM Botany Dept., Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit, & UH Maui Agricultural Research Center, September 2012
- Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Certification Readiness Study: Hawaii Biofuel Projects, Hawaii Biofuel Foundation & NCSI Americas Inc., September 2012
- State Agency Land Leases, UH William S. Richardson School of Law, October 2012
Papers & Proceedings
- 2014, M.C. Bennett, S.Q. Turn, W.Y. Chan, A methodology to assess open pond, phototrophic, algae production potential: A Hawaii case study, Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol. 66, pp. 168-175.