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Gerald Heslinga’s presented his lifelong passion and work at the last NELHA brown bag seminar: the creation of a giant clam industry in the Pacific Islands. Educated at Harvard and UH, he has worked professionally in 18 countries. For those who missed his excellent and entertaining seminar, much of the information he presented is contained in his new ...
Read More Gerald Heslinga: on how to build a thriving industry using animals that need no feed

Makai Ocean Engineering Inc. has recently announced the receipt of a $3.5 million award from HNEI (Hawaii Natural Energy Institute) and ONR (Office of Naval Research) to continue their OTEC work at NELHA. The work includes designing improved OTEC heat exchangers and the connection of OTEC produced power to the grid. A full press release is available ...
Read More Makai awarded .6M to continue OTEC work at NELHA

Don’t miss TechConKona 2.0 this Saturday November 2, 2013 at the Gateway Conference Building!

Cellana is feeling very hopeful about the future of algae production in the US!  Martin Sabarsky, Cellana’s CEO, recently participated in the Launch of the Congressional Algae Caucus in October 2013. The Algae Caucus is co-chaired by representatives Scott Peters from California and Matt Salmon from Arizona. Representative Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii is also a ...
Read More Cellana Participates in Launch of Congressional Algae Caucus 10/23/13

Syd Kraul from Pacific Planktonics at HOST Park is one step closer to the holy grail of fish farming. Read about the latest developments in the fields of ahi aquaculture in the October 2013 Hawaii Business article.

The Hawai’i- Okinawa Clean Energy Cooperation 4th annual ocean energy workshop, organized and hosted by the Hawaii County, took place at the Hawaii County Kailua-Kona Civic Center on September 13, 2013. John Delong, NELHA Chairman provides one of the welcome statements. The workshop included progress reports on the recently inaugurated Kumejima test facility.     

Seafood lover paradise

Posted on Sep 20, 2013 in Aquaculture

NELHA is a seafood lover’s paradise according to Big Island Traveler’s Summer 2013 edition.

NELHA is mentioned as Hawaii market spotlight in The American Council on Renewable Energy’s 2013 Renewable Energy in the 50 States: Western Region report (page 14)! Hawaii is quoted as having “one of the most diverse renewable energy generation opportunities of any State”.

PICHTR’s Energy Excelerator (http://www.hawaiirenewable.com/) program receives $30 million (http://www.forbes.com/sites/uciliawang/2013/09/06/hawaii-gets-30m-from-navy-to-fund-clean-tech-startups/?utm_campaign=techtwittersf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social). Apply by September 27 , 2013.

OTEC Summary from Luis Vega

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 in OTEC

An overview of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion by Dr. Luis Vega is published in the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Springer, 2012 (http://hinmrec.hnei.hawaii.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/OTEC-Summary-Aug-2012.pdf).