Hawaiian bioenergy company ClearFuels Technology, Inc., has signed a funding deal with the US Department of Energy to take forward an advanced biofuels technology. ClearFuels has already begun development of a number of commercial-scale biomass-to-energy projects in the southeastern United States. The CEO of ClearFuels said, ” We are especially anxious to build commercial facilities in our home state of Hawaii. The successful demonstration of our technology processing biomass feedstocks such as bagasse, wood waste and mixtures thereof, will enable our commercial development here in Hawaii”. The news article addresses the incentive for an increase in funding for the development of new biofuels technologies.