This Weeks Letters
April 12, 2007
I am the Vice President of Business Development & Corporate
Sales at SpeediShuttle Hawai`i. I read with interest the "Rob Report"
in the March 29th issue of Maui Time on "Maui's Top 10 Ongoing
Environmental Challenges." I wanted to make sure that your readers knew
that there are many "Green" companies on Maui and SpeediShuttle stands
with that proud group. Our company addresses parts of the top two
SpeediShuttle uses B100 (100 percent biodiesel) that is made from
"second use" vegetable oils. Those oils are recycled through
transesterification to make an agricultural based fuel that can be
mixed with petroleum diesel fuel or in SpeediShuttle's case used as the
entire fuel placed in our vehicles. SpeediShuttle may be the only
transportation company in the world that uses B100 to power it's entire
The use of biodiesel is generally regarded to be better in many ways
for emissions versus petroleum diesel. Biodiesel decreases the
production of smog producing pollutants, sulfur emissions (that cause
acid rain) are basically eliminated and its use reduces unburned
hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide and particulate matter versus using
petroleum diesel. Using biodiesel decreases our dependence on foreign
oil and makes our environment cleaner. It's great to use it in
Hawai`i because of our marine environment also.
SpeediShuttle, it's management and employees are so excited about
what we are able to do here on Maui to help alleviate the top two
environmental concerns we face. Visit SpeediShuttle at
www.speedishuttle.com and use SpeediShuttle to make Maui a more
beautiful and healthy place to live. SpeediShuttle is Hawai`i's
-Gregory A. Koestering, Vice President Business Development/Corporate Sales, SpeediShuttle
The Podcast is a great idea [Beyond the Ink, at www.mauitime.com].
Most surprising was hearing Samantha [Campos]'s actual voice. I always
imagined her voice as a hard-core tita, but listening to the cast I
was… "she sounds more like a college hottie!" Now my mind will be in a
total warp reading the text of her column while hearing the sound of
her voice in my head.
-Joshua, via email
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