Domestic Fuel's John Davis
growing jatropha trees in Hawaii a "no-brainer." One of Hawaii's Senators, Daniel Akaka, is also in favor, and
a recent $677,000 federal grant to the Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council (HCEOC) to mass cultivate Jatropha curcas plant seedlings for commercial
production "an important step forward in our vision for a self sustaining energy future for Hawaii and our goal of significantly reducing green house gas emissions."
Of all the islands in Hawaii, the actual island of Hawaii, more commonly known as the Big Island, is really the only place where there is enough land to grow crops for
. This particular project might be as good as Akaka says, but I still stand by my call to make Hawaii the real
electric car capital of the world
[Source: Sen. Akaka via Domestic Fuel]