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Dods Named to Hu Honua Advisory Board Role

April 25, 2016, 10:01 AM HST
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Rendering of Refurbished plant at Pepeekeo. HHB website photo.

Rendering of Refurbished plant at Pepeekeo. HHB website photo.

Walter Dods, a Honolulu business leader who serves as the chairman of Matson, Inc., has joined the Hu Honua Bioenergy, LLC advisory board.

In previous roles, Dods has been the chairman of Hawaiian Telcom and Alexander & Baldwin. He was also the past president of the American Bankers Association.

Duane Kurisu and Dennis Teranishi were named advisory board members earlier this month, while John Komeiji is serving on the board of directors, a role also named earlier in April.

“We’re pleased Mr. Dods has joined our advisory board,” said Jennifer M. Johnson, the principal investor in Hu Honua Bioenergy, LLC and Co-President of Franklin Resources, Inc. “We look forward to his insights and expertise.

“We believe this is a transformative project for Hawai’i that will not only provide clean, renewable energy, but also jump-start the Big Island’s fledgling forestry industry and generate hundreds of new jobs.”

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Hu Honua is located in Pepeekeo and upon completion, is anticipated to product up to 30-megawatts of renewable baseload power.

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