Council candidate King to speak at Rotary Club Tuesday

On The Campaign Trail

Maui County Council candidate Kelly King will speak Tuesday morning during a Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise meeting.

The event is at 7 a.m. at the Pioneer Inn.

King is vice president of Pacific Biodiesel Technologies LLC and co-founded the renewable energy company with her husband in 1995.

Pacific Biodiesel was created to alleviate the disposal of waste cooking oil in Maui’s landfill and become the first commercial biodiesel company in the United States.

Pacific Biodiesel has built 13 biodiesel plants in the U.S. and Japan, and its community-based biodiesel model has become a standard for the sustainable renewable fuel industry, according to the event announcement.

King was named to the Biofuels Digest international list of Top 100 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2016 and earned the 2005 BlueSky Award from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in Shenzhen, China.

King is seeking the South Maui residency seat on the council.

The Rotary meeting is open to the public.

There’s a $10 fee, which includes breakfast.

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