By Pacific Business News (Honolulu)

Big Island Carbon has received a clean air permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that will allow its Kawaihae plant to operate ⿿clean and green.⿝

The covered source clean air permit will allow Big Island Carbon to install its power plant, the company said in a statement.

The permit also ⿝supports the fact that we are fully capturing and reusing much of what would otherwise be burned in a flare stack by producing most of our power from the manufacturing process itself,⿝ CEO Rick Vidgen said in a statement.

Big Island Carbon produces premium-grade carbon for filtration devices from macadamia nut shells.

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