Tesoro biorefinery groundbreaking taking place Tuesday

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Groundbreaking is set for Tuesday for Honeywell's UOP Integrated Biorefinery at Tesoro's Kapolei refinery.

The refinery will convert biomass into green transportation fuels.

The $25 million project is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2012.

According to officials, about 85 jobs will be generated.

Half of those jobs are expected to be long-term positions.

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