Welcome to AlohaFuels, Division of H2-Technologies
Our mission: Help Hawaii to become self-sustaining on fuel and food
Our goals: Secure renewable energy and convert
- Energy to hydrogen (H2)
- Energy to gasoline or aviation fuel (CH2)*
- Energy to ammonia (NH3)
Guy Toyama, CEO and President of H2-Technologies of Kona, HI, holds a BA in marketing from the Univ. of Oregon, and is also Executive Director of the outreach organization “Friends of NELHA” (FON). His H2-Techs team completed an evaluation of ways to improve water electrolysis energy conversion efficiency. Guy presently serves as Chair of the Hawaii County Energy Advisory Commission and is active with the Hawaii Okinawa Clean Energy Technology Task Force working to bring OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Conv.) back to NELHA for large scale fuels and ammonia production.
Chester P. Lowrey is presently Chief Engineer at H2-Techs and has extensive knowledge in the field of electronics, including design & fabrication of micro-robotic kits, and of high voltage switch-mode power supplies used in surface modification of polymers and electrolysis technology. A native of Hawaii, his present work covers R&D and building of innovative electronic, mechanical & chemical systems. His team demonstrated the conversion of a scooter internal combustion engine for operation with H2. One of his hobbies is to coach high school teams to design, build and compete in micro-robotic events.
Ulrich Bonne, PhD, is a semi-retired chemical physicist, analyst and energy consultant, who worked 42 years on sensor and process development at the Honeywell Labs in Minneapolis, MN. He has proposed, won and led multi-million-dollar R&D contracts with DOE, ONR, NIST, DARPA and industrial customers from the natural gas and automotive industries, which resulted in over 140 papers* and 100 US and international patents. Besides general energy consulting, he is an advisor to the BOD of H2-Technologies. * See also www.MinneFuels.pbworks.com and www.EnergyFutureHawaii.com for additional down-loadable papers
* Produce synthetic gasoline in Hawaii, from CO2 and water captured from air, for 3 (2011)$/GGE* wholesale before taxes, or ~4 $/GGE* retail after taxes, independent on World crude oil prices, with a ~ 20 MGGE/y* plant, sized for economic viability on the Big Island, to replace part of the present consumption of 30 Mgal/y jet fuel and/or 120 Mgal/y of gasoline.
** Million Gallons of Gasoline Equivalent per year