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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 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 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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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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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, LLC have been advised that their custom-built kiln that was in transit from Concordia, Kansas to the West Coast for shipping to Hawaii was damaged when another truck rear-ended the low-boy trailer on which it was traveling.

Big Island Carbon kiln damaged in shipping, project delayed 8-10 weeks

Big Island Carbon, LLC have been advised that their custom-built kiln that was in transit from Concordia, Kansas to the West Coast for shipping to Hawaii was damaged when another truck rear-ended the low-boy trailer on which it was traveling.

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Lingle appoints advisors to Big Isle councils

Lingle appoints advisors to Big Isle councils

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle has appointed 14 volunteers to serve on two Councils of Neighbor Island Advisors – one for East Hawaii and one for West Hawaii.   The two seven-member councils will help the Lingle-Aiona Administration continue to identify issues of importance to the Big Island, as well as recommend ways to improve […]

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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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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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