Sponsored by:

Comment, blog & share photos

Log in | Become a member
The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, January 7, 2010

Kalaeloa Partners says biofuel test a success

Advertiser Staff

Independent power producer Kalaeloa Partners LP said it successfully ran its cogeneration plant with biofuel derived from palm oil during a four-hour test.
The firm said it ran its twin combustion turbines at a full load for about four hours and that it was able to change over from its normal fuel of diesel and fuel oil without performance problems.

Kalaeloa Partners, which sells its electrical output to Hawaiian Electric Co., said the use the biofuel improves emission levels and gives it flexibility as HECO moves toward more renewable energy generation.