As founder of Hawaii’s Pacific Biodiesel, which pioneered the community-based biodiesel concept, Bob King has been involved with SeQuential since its began commercial operations in 2005. He currently serves on the company’s Board of Managers.
Bob founded Pacific Biodiesel in 1996 in response to serious environmental and health concerns surrounding unmanageable quantities of used cooking oil at the Central Maui Landfill. Then owner of a local diesel repair business that maintained the landfill’s generators, Bob proposed converting the waste into biodiesel that would fuel the generators. He turned his idea into reality with Pacific Biodiesel’s original small-scale plant at the Central Maui Landfill.
Since then, Pacific Biodiesel has built 12 facilities on the mainland U.S. and Japan, and completed expansions on several of those plants. It’s newest venture, Big Island Biodiesel, located on Hawaii Island, began production in the 4th quarter of 2012. Featuring zero-waste processing, this facility produces the highest quality biodiesel available in the country. The company has been recognized as a renewable energy pioneer by local, national, and international organizations including: the US Dept. of Energy, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Solid Waste Association of North America, the Small Business Administration, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.