Action alert: Single use plastics ban hearing on April 17

Maui’s single-use plastics ban passed first reading (votes 8-1) in March. The council will next hear the bill on April 17. You can tune in to the meeting and submit testimony from the safety of your home: We are asking folks to email our Council Members to thank them for voting for the ban in the first reading and also to email your testimony for the 2nd and FINAL reading in support of the Plastic … Read more


            For Immediate Release: May 31, 2018 Contact: Lance D. Collins (808) 243-9292   COMMUNITY GROUPS CHALLENGE EIS FOR PROPOSED KAHULUI SLUDGE FARM AND POWER PLANT   KAHULUI, MAUI – The Sierra Club Maui Group and Maui Tomorrow are challenging Maui County and Anaergia Services’ proposed sludge farm and power plant along the Kahului shoreline by filing a lawsuit in Maui’s Environmental Court today. The groups are represented by … Read more

Submit Comments on the Anaergia MANA Draft EIS

(Read about this issue in our previous post here  and in a Maui News article about the recently held public meeting.) Anaergia/MANA has submitted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to the county, which must be approved in a final form before the project can move forward. The deadline to comment on this Draft EIS is Tuesday, February 6, 2018. We urge Sierra Club Maui members and supporters to submit comments on the Draft EIS. … Read more

Anaergia’s MANA Project Questioned in The Maui News

Original Article at:   Sewage plant project would end landfill green waste composting JAN 26, 2018 CHRIS SUGIDONO Staff Writer Green waste is dumped off at EKO System’s drop-off at the Central Maui Landfill in this photo taken in February 2016. A proposed renewable energy project at the Wailuku-Kahului Wastewater Reclamation Facility would put the 23-year-old composting facility out of business, diverting the sewage sludge that is a necessary component in EKO’s composing process. … Read more

Raise Your Voice Against Anaergia/MANA’s Digester Facility

Maui County is contracting w/ Anaergia Services, LLC via its local Maui company MANA, LLC (Maui All Natural Alternatives) to build a waste digester power plant. BUT TO MAKE IT WORK, ANAERGIA NEEDS TO:  Get water from A&B to – Grow sorghum crops on A&B land to – Harvest the crops to – Bring the crops to Kahului to – Put in their not-yet-built $20 million waste digester plant to – Create biogas to power the … Read more

BNL Landfill Trash Proposal

2 Executive Summary 2.1 Proposed IWCEP Solution BNL Clean Energy proposes, as a core element to the solution to the County of Maui’s IWCEP RFP, our new-generation power system technology as part of an integrated waste management system. 2.2 Overview of BNL Technology The technology we propose is the result of many years of product research and development, and has resulted in a series of applications for, and receipt of, patents covering the key innovations … Read more

County’s New Demands Cause Pacific Biodiesel Headaches

Pacific Biodiesel will continue collecting cooking oil and grease and continue supplying Biodiesel to Maui Biodiesel refining operations to move to Big Island. Here’s the press release issued by Pacific Biodiesel America’s oldest biodiesel production plant has vacated the Central Maui  Landfill.  While continuing operations in the collection of used cooking oil and trap grease  waste, Pacific Biodiesel has closed its prototype facility.  Built in 1996, Pacific Biodiesel’s  Maui plant has been widely recognized as … Read more