Hoku Scientific
Honolulu, Hawaii
Hoku Scientific (NASDAQ: HOKU) is a developer of fuel cell membrane technology. The company’s primary focus is a new membrane for use in Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells. The Hoku Membrane offers the potential for substantially better performance than today’s leading technologies, while reducing product costs by as much as 90%. The company is also working on an alternative membrane design for use in direct methanol fuel cells, as well as a new design for a low operating temperature fuel cell.

Kona Bay Marine Resources
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Kona Bay Marine Resources is a marine biotechnology company with advanced technology in the production of SPF (Specific Pathogen Free) shrimp broodstock and hard clam seed. Since 1996, Kona Bay has been a leader in using advanced technology to efficiently produce high quality SPF shrimp broodstock and bivalves. The location of Kona Bay at NELHA (Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority), Keahole Point, Hawaii allows the Kona Bay’s systems to be supplied with pristine, disease free, deep ocean water from the Natural Energy Lab offshore pipelines. Hawaii is the most geographically remote location in the world and Kona Bay leverages these natural resources and the company’s proprietary technology to produce the highest quality products available.