Pacific Business News. Gay & Robinson, a Kauai, Hawaii sugar plantation, is planning to operate the first ethanol production plant in the state if Hawaii requires a mandatory E10 blend in its fuel.
The plant would convert molasses into 10 million gallons of ethanol a year. The company is also proceeding with a $5 million demonstration project to convert sugarcane bagasse to ethanol.
“If the rule doesn’t go forward nothing is going to happen with this project,” said Alan Kennett, president and general manager of Gay & Robinson.