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Last Chance to Win $50K and Compete in the Solar Prize Round 4Posted on October 1, 2020 in Main
Last Chance to Win $50K and Compete in the Solar Prize Round 4 The American-Made Solar Prize Round 4 is still accepting applications from U.S.-based students, entrepreneurs, and other solar industry professionals for a chance at $50,000. As a competitor, you will develop critical partnerships with national labs and other members of the American-Made Network […]
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Looking for innovative ideas to produce industrial grade O2 using solar at NELHAPosted on September 22, 2020 in Main
If anyone knows how reliably produce low cost Oxygen for commercial aquaculture from solar, please reach out to us! The COVID pandemic has highlighted weaknesses in the supply chain for oxygen. And we think NELHA would be a great demonstration site for solar power technology to produce this important commodity. We also think the American […]
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Pacific Hybreed starts operations at its NELHA biosecure breeding stationPosted on September 8, 2020 in Main
We are excited to share that Pacific Hybreed, after a few months construction and despite COVID 19, has started operations at its new biosecure breeding station at NELHA. The hatchery will produce Kumamoto oysters and rock scallops. Pacific Hybreed is also part of a NOAA funded project to develop genetic markers for resistance to the […]
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The future of aquaculture in times of COVID 19Posted on September 1, 2020 in Main
Below are some links to some recent interesting reports on the future and possible benefits of aquaculture. Scenarios for global aquaculture and its role in human nutrition Benefits and costs of a sustainable ocean economy Meanwhile, congratulations to Ocean Era at NELHA on cracking the problem of having to feed fish to fish! This is […]
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NELHA is in the lead for the AMC Solar 4 Prize Accelerator ChallengePosted on August 31, 2020 in Main
NELHA is still in the lead for the Solar Prize 4 ACCELerator Challenge for Connectors with 29 points… But we are even more interested in helping teams win the solar prize 4! Need to assemble a team? No worries, check the community page. Need a demonstration site? No worries, NELHA has one. But really, to […]
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US Department of Energy American-Made ChallengesPosted on August 12, 2020 in Main
NELHA is now a Connector for the US Department of Energy American-Made Challenges which aims to accelerate US domestic energy and global business opportunities. There are various challenges out at the moment with millions worth in prizes including challenges for geothermal manufacturing, hydro, waves, and solar. The solar challenge (which started the program) is in […]
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Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha portal is up!Posted on July 8, 2020 in Main
DBEDT is very pleased to announce the live launch of the Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha portal site at https://buy.hawaii.gov/. DBEDT created this portal site to promote the online shopping sites of Hawaii manufacturers, restaurants and farm delivery services. In this first phase,  the importance of buying local is promoted. The Business Development & Support Division […]
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HATCH selected to run State Aquaculture Accelerator at NELHAPosted on April 29, 2019 in Main
News of the new aquaculture accelerator at NELHA is spreading around the world: Office of Gov Ige Press Release West Hawaii Today (Launch) West Hawaii Today (kickoff event) Big Island Now Tech in Asia NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster (Norway) Undercurrent News (London) The Fish Site (England) Check HATCH’s website for more information on their accelerator […]
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NELHA ESS Conference Dec 5-6, 2018 PhotosPosted on December 11, 2018 in Main
Information regarding the NELHA Second Conference on Energy Storage Trends and Opportunities can be found at the summary web page. West Hawaii Today article emphasized one of the sessions which covered resilience in force majeure situations. Greg Barbour, NELHA Executive Director  Dr. Imre Gyuk from US DOE presents key note  Jordan Little, Elemental Excellerator  Kyle […]
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NELHA, SBDC and UH form a strategic partnership to expand global aquaculture growthPosted on October 31, 2018 in Main
NELHA is moving on recommendations resulting from the 2017 Aquaculture Summit! See this press release  and articles from West Hawaii Today and University of Hawaii for details. Also an RFI has been issued to run the accelerator and follow on investment fund.
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NELHA to Host Caterpillar and PISCES International Robotics Challenge in 2019.Posted on October 31, 2018 in Main
Caterpillar Inc. and Pacific International Space Center and Explorations Systems (PISCES) are partnering to launch a first annual international robotics competition to bring college teams from around the world.  The competition will take place late summer 2019 at NELHA which can provide an ideal lunar and/or mars surface for robots designed to collect the most […]
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Ke Kai Ola’s Director Dr. Claire Simeone was selected to be a 2018 TED FellowPosted on August 10, 2018 in Main
Watch DR. Claire Simeone’s April 2018 TED Talk as she explains why she coined the term “zoognosis” to define the knowledge spread between humans and animals, and how it applies to The Marine Mammal Center and Ke Kai Ola’s work. Claire Simeone was the first veterinarian to be selected as a TED Fellow
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NELHA is approved as a Blue Zones OrganizationPosted on July 3, 2018 in Main
NELHA’s wellness program (called HOST OLA) was approved as a Blue Zones. Thank you to Lee-Ann and Kirsten form Blue Zones and the entire crew at NELHA for making this happen!
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NELHA Receives $2M Federal Funding for Forward Osmosis Desalination ProjectPosted on July 3, 2018 in Applied Research, Energy
NELHA has received an award from the US Department of Energy to utilize the existing 4 acre CSP array to provide heat for a forward osmosis project. The project plans to produce 130,000 gallons per day of fresh water. More information available through the following sources: State of Hawaii Press release DOE Announcement DOE Program […]
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Conservation International 2018 Ocean Health IndexPosted on July 3, 2018 in Conservation
Conservation International has finalized the 2018 Ocean Health Index for Hawaii.  The final score was 74 out of 100 with Livelihoods & Economies, Offshore Fisheries, and Sense of Place scoring relatively well. Coastal Protection was the lowest scoring goal, followed by the Habitats sub-goal of Biodiversity, the Mariculture sub-goal of Food Provision, and Sustainable Tourism. There […]
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