University of Hawai`i President M.R.C. Greenwood spoke in Wailuku on November 20, 2012, as part of MEDB’s Innovation Series, on the economic benefits of research and development. She singled out the Maui Smart Grid Project as an example of a demonstration project that can foster innovation and produced immediate and long-term economic and scientific benefits.
UH Researching Hawaii's Biofuel Future
UH Manoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) and its partners have a $6-million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to examine the use of fast-growing tropical grasses for biofuel production.
Hawai‘i: A Model for Clean Energy Innovation
, project director, Hawai‘i Renewable Energy Development Venture
Hawai‘i’s goal is to move to 70 percent clean energy by 2030. If done correctly, the state can become a world leader in the innovation and application of the technologies needed to get there, Kaya said. The university has a significant role in making that happen.
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Sustainable Agricultural Systems: Challenge and Opportunities
, dean, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, UH Manoa
The success of sustainable agriculture rests on research and technology, Yuen said. With 11 of the world’s 12 soil types, 10 of its 14 climate zones and the ahapua‘a model for interactive impacts, Hawai‘i can create the model for feeding a growing population, but it will mean getting the best young minds to be agriculturalists.
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