The Hawai'i Biofuels Foundation (HBF) is a multi-stakeholder governed 501(c) (3) organization with the aim of obtaining grants toward the funding of various initiatives, assessments, research, development projects and demonstration projects that will help to create a future for sustainable biofuels in Hawai'i.
Creating a transition to a new energy future for Hawai'i will require overcoming several hurdles. In the short term, research and development of locally grown vegetable feedstock will be a critical initiating factor in defining the potential economic viability of agricultural stakeholders-both large landowners and smaller farmers-in the planting of biofuels crops. Additionally, ensuring that the transition to a biofuels industry in Hawai'i is accomplished in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner will be a top priority. In the intermediate to longer term, research and development of next generation feedstock, such as algae, and support for feedstock process (e.g. crushing and oil extraction) must be considered.