We are screening “Revolution Green” by Director Stephen Strout. It is a revealing documentary about renewable fuel called biodiesel and its importance to the world economy. Revolution Green presents the story of Maui’s own industry pioneers Bob and Kelly King, whose company created the first retail biodiesel pump in America.
Pacific Biodiesel, the company Bob and Kelly founded in Kahului in 1995, diverts and recycles millions of gallons of grease trap waste and used cooking oil from restaurants statewide into clean-burning, premium biodiesel, biodegradable fuel that replaces petroleum diesel. Today Pacific Biodiesel is also farming sunflowers and other biofuel crops on former sugarcane land in Maui’s central valley as part of its sustainable “agriculture and energy” model that’s helping Hawaii achieve a clean energy future.
Early on, country music legend Willie Nelson and his wife Annie became very interested in the King’s vision of sustainable biodiesel. As you’ll see in the film, Willie and good friend Bill Mack would single-handedly use satellite radio to talk to truckers and farmers about biodiesel, elevating the renewable fuel into mainstream recognition. Revolution Green is a great American story narrated by Maui resident Woody Harrelson, Pacific Biodiesel’s first celebrity customer.
Presentation:It’s a screening of Revolution Green, 10 years later plus… a Filmmakers panel with Pacific Biodiesel Founders Bob & Kelly King, Director/Producer Stephen Strout and Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance Co-Founder Mike Bowman. Discussion on what’s next for Maui’s renewable energy in 2018 and beyond, supporting the state’s mandate to be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2045. Don’t miss this one!