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Big Island Carbon looking for buyer

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Big Island Carbon, a high-tech company that plans to turn macadamia nut shells into granular activated carbon, is seeking a new backer. According to reports, Big Island Carbon filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy earlier this month in Delware, the state where the company is incorporated. It listed secured debt of $16.4 million […]

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Big Island Carbon in Kawaihae on Hawaii's Big Island has named Dr. Frederick S. Baker as the company's Chief Operating Officer.

"Dr. Baker comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be put to good use as we complete the testing phase and ramp up manufacturing of premium granular activated carbon at our plant," said Big Island Carbon CEO Rick Vidgen.

Big Island Carbon names Baker as Chief Operating Officer

Big Island Carbon in Kawaihae on Hawaii’s Big Island has named Dr. Frederick S. Baker as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. “Dr. Baker comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be put to good use as we complete the testing phase and ramp up manufacturing of premium granular activated carbon […]

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Big Island Carbon receives state clean air permit

Big Island Carbon receives state clean air permit

MEDIA RELEASE The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) District 9 in San Francisco has reviewed and approved Big Island Carbon’s Clean Air Permit application prepared by Hawaii ’s State Department of Health. The permit has now been issued. The Big Island Carbon plant has been operating on a non-covered source permit while working through the state […]

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Big Island Carbon chosen for APEC showcase

Big Island Carbon chosen for APEC showcase

MEDIA RELEASE The APEC Hawaii Host Committee, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Kauai County, the City and County of Honolulu, Maui County and Hawaii County, is pleased to announce the selection of the 2011 Hawaii Business Innovation Showcase awardees. Those selected are: Skai Ventures (statewide), Big Island Carbon, LLC (Hawaii County), […]

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Big Island Carbon has been selected along with seven other Hawaii Island businesses as a finalist for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2011 Hawaii Business Innovation Showcase.

Big Island Carbon named as APEC Hawaii Business Innovation Showcase finalist

Big Island Carbon has been selected along with seven other Hawaii Island businesses as a finalist for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2011 Hawaii Business Innovation Showcase.

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Big Island Carbon fills executive positions

Big Island Carbon fills executive positions

MEDIA RELEASE Big Island Carbon has recently filled two key positions as it moves closer to completing its activated carbon plant in Kawaihae. Chuck Sharkey joins Big Island Carbon as vice president of business development. Arnie Aistars completes the executive team as director of marketing and product management. Big Island Carbon is scheduled to commission […]

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Isle energy project receives $5M loan guarantee

Isle energy project receives $5M loan guarantee

MEDIA RELEASE A Big Island energy company will receive a $5 million loan guarantee to help finish construction of a manufacturing plant in Kawaihae that will convert macadamia nut shells into Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) a product used in hybrid car power units that is also widely sold in the chemical and pharmaceutical markets, Sens. […]

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Big Island Carbon moving closer to completion

Big Island Carbon moving closer to completion

MEDIA RELEASE In Big Island Carbon’s latest newsletter, CEO Rick Vidgen reports: The Kawaihae site is now regularly busy with construction on all aspects. We have appointed several new staff who are on-site with a temporary office in the Hamakua Mac Nut Plant next door. The plant manager and plant maintenance positions are filled. Our […]

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"We are thrilled with this huge step in our company's progress," said Big Island Carbon CEO Rick Vidgen."

Big Island Carbon receives their kiln in Kawaihae

“We are thrilled with this huge step in our company’s progress,” said Big Island Carbon CEO Rick Vidgen.”

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Big Island Carbon on Kawaihae agenda

Big Island Carbon on Kawaihae agenda

MEDIA RELEASE The Kawaihae Local Resource Council meets 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4 at the Hamakua Macadamia Nut Company.   Rick Vidgen, of Big Island Carbon LLC, will provide community members with an update on the facility construction.   This will be an ‘interactive’ presentation, so wear walking shoes and sun cover and bring water, […]

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Big Island Carbon picks up Pualu Award for business innovation

Big Island Carbon picks up Pualu Award for business innovation

MEDIA RELEASE Big Island Carbon, LLC has been awarded a 2009 Pualu Award for Business Innovation by the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce. In its recognition of Big Island Carbon, the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce noted that at a time when most businesses are holding back with the uncertainties of this current economic time, Big Island […]

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Big Island Carbon breaks ground on $20M plant

Big Island Carbon breaks ground on $20M plant

  Story and photos by Karin Stanton/Hawaii247.com Contributing Editor Big Island Carbon broke ground on its new plant in Kawaihae that will turn out high quality granular activated carbon and biofuel. The plant, which is expected to be operating by year’s end, marries agriculture and high technology by burning macadamia nut shells in a specially […]

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Governor's day in West Hawaii

Governor’s day in West Hawaii

Gov. Linda Lingle has numerous stops on her schedule Thursday, April 23 in West Hawaii. Not all of the events are open to the public. 10-11 a.m. -BIG ISLAND CARBON, Kaie Hana Industrial Park, Kawaihae   The governor will participate in the groundbreaking for Big Island Carbon, a new company that will turn macadamia nut […]

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Carbon plant combines high-tech, ag in Kawaihae

  Karin Stanton/Hawaii247.com Contributing Editor Kawaihae is entering the world of high-tech with ground-breaking planned this month on a $20 million plant that will churn macadamia nut shells into granular activated carbon. Big Island Carbon is a fully financed start-up company that will integrate agriculture with high technology by bringing macadamia nut shells from island […]

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