Hawaii-Based Sustainable Fuel solutions

About us

Aloha Carbon is a Hawaii-based, woman-owned, sustainably-driven, small business providing renewable fuels and innovative solutions to  waste management challenges.

Our approach is to focus on the future, aligning innovations in technology across supply chains, building systems that solve big problems- contributing to better business results and a better world.

focused on local sustainability

Our mission is to do something better with waste than to dispose of it in landfills.  Aloha Carbon is a technology and project to help Hawaii’s energy transition to climate-friendlier bioenergy options, by delivering waste management solutions that reduce dependency on fossil fuels.  We are the recyclers of what cannot be recycled!

We focus on our biggest local needs, which have the least amounts of solutions: finding alternate uses for construction and demolition debris(C&D) and organic urban wastes, and converting them into green hydrogen and sustainable aviation fuel.

PLEASE PARTICIPATE IN OUR COMMUNITY SURVEY

DivertING waste from landfills

We Will Lead The Way

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nullam eu dignissim tortor, sit amet bibendum lacus. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nullam eu dignissim tortor, sit amet bibendum lacus. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nullam eu dignissim tortor, sit amet bibendum lacus.

Learn More

Grow Your Business

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nullam eu dignissim tortor, sit amet bibendum lacus. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nullam eu dignissim tortor, sit amet bibendum lacus. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nullam eu dignissim tortor, sit amet bibendum lacus.

Learn More

Company identity


What we do:

Waste Diversion


Similar to recycling, where materials are used in a new way, waste diversion makes use of materials away from landfills.

Learn More

What we do not do:

Throw away waste


A landfill should be the final stop for waste after all recycling options have been exhausted. When landfills are full, new sites need to be created, which can affect local communities.

provide input

gasification


Gasification can also be used to process waste, but it is a chemical process instead of a combustion process. This difference allows for higher emission controls. Unlike incineration, there is potential for gasification to deliver negative Green house gas (GHG) emissions.

incineration


Incineration is to burn something completely and reduce it to ashes. An incinerator is a device that directly “burns” feedstock, and is a form of processing waste. There are over 50 incinerators in the US.

Carbon-Neutral Growth


Aloha Carbon is aiming to help airlines serving Hawaii meet their goals of  carbon-neutral growth. This includes producing renewable fuel and carbon credits that meet the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) requirements to hold lifecyle greenhouse gas emissions at 2020 levels – including flights to and from Hawai`i.

carbon-Intensive growth


We aim to reduce carbon-intensive economic development by displacing fossil fuel,  raw material imports,  and greenhouse-gas intensive cement and building materials,  with careful sorting and recycling of waste into locally sourced building materials and energy products.  

MEET OUR TEAM



Joelle Simonpietri

President


Aaron Ellis

Director of Finance


Michael Turina

Senior Project Engineer


Zachary Wadas

Mechanical Engineering Technician

 


Naomi Kukac

Community Engagement & Communications Specialist


Hattachai Buttayotee

Engineering Intern


Centrie Carter

Engineering Intern

Our partners


Quinn Vittum

Executive Director

ReUse Hawai‘i


Ariana  Whalen

Director of Communications and Fundraising

ReUse Hawai`i


Miki’ala Lidstone

Executive Director

Ulu A’e Learning Center

 

 

 

READ

Future in fuel to take flight with the Aloha Carbon project

Simonpietri Enterprises’ Aloha Carbon project to create renewable jet fuel for the commercial aviation market is the first of its kind not only in Hawaii, but possibly in the world. READ MORE AT PACIFIC BUSINESS NEWS.

 

Hawaiʻi renewable fuel firm receives $1.6M from US Department of Energy

Simonpietri Enterprises has received $1.6 million dollars to generate clean hydrogen fuel out of construction and demolition waste.

READ MORE AT MAUI NOW

Watch

Empowered hawaii: TOmorrow’s Tourism

Learn how Aloha Carbon is planning to reduce Hawaii’s landfilled waste while helping to pave the way for a more sustainable tourism industry in Hawaii. WATCH HERE or click on the video.