Voice of Stephanie Salazar
The Big Island Carbon project could begin turning macadamia nut shells into premium grade, granular activate carbon as early as next week.
That what chief executive officer Rick Vidgen told the Kawaihae Local Resource Council last Sunday.
The $40 million facility leases Department of Hawaiian Home Lands in the Kaie Hana Industrial Park in Kawaihae. It will employ 25 to 30 people once fully operational.
Vidgen says granular activated carbon is a highly valued product, mostly for its filtration capabilities.