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Power to the People

Time: May 28, 2009 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Location: Plaza Club 20th Floor - 900 Fort St. Mall
Street: 900 Fort Street Mall
City/Town: Honolulu
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Phone: 808-262-7329
Event Type: luncheon/networking
Organized By: Bill Spencer
Latest Activity: May 26, 2009

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Don't miss this HVCA Luncheon...

Agriculture as a Base for Hawaii's New Green Economy

Power to the People – Agriculture as a Base for Hawaii’s New Green Economy

At the May 28, 2009 meeting of the Hawaii Venture Capital Association, Paul Zorner, President and CEO of Hawaii Bioenergy, will present his view of the challenges facing Hawaii in developing energy and food independence and how his company is working to contribute toward overcoming the various hurdles facing this growing industry. Hawai‘i BioEnergy (HBE) is a corporation established by three of Hawai‘i's largest landowners: Kamehameha Schools, Grove Farm Company Inc., and Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. Other partners include leaders from the venture capital community - Khosla Ventures, Ohana Holdings and Finistere Ventures. Hawai‘i BioEnergy’s mission is to use agriculture as foundation to reduce Hawai‘i's energy costs, green house gas emissions, and dependence on imported fossil fuels – while concurrently increasing local food production and stimulating the economic development of rural communities - through the research and development of local renewable bioenergy projects. The presentation will focus on the technical and business tools available to Hawaii, and how those in place and those soon to be developed can meet these bioenergy and sustainable rural development challenges.

The Hawaii Venture Capital Association (HVCA) is committed to bringing it members friends high level discussions about Hawaii’s goal of achieving energy independence by 2030. “Paul Zorner is one of the leaders working in consortium with some of Hawaii’s most important private sector stakeholders in making this vision a reality,” said Bill Spencer, HVCA President. “This will be one of the most important meetings we have had on the subject since we started our energy series last year,” he said.

This is expected to be a highly attended event. Please be sure to register as soon as possible.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Plaza Club 20th Floor


$29 for HVCA, HTDC, Hawaii Angels, DualUse Council, TechHui, Bytemarks and HSTC Members, $39 non-members, $25 students.




Aloha attire is required by the Plaza Club.

Register at or contact

Gail at 808-262-7329

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