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Hawaiian Electric seeks cleaner fuel suppliers

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaiian Electric utilities are searching for suppliers of cleaner fuels, including ultra-low sulfur diesel, biodiesel or biodiesel blends.

The companies are seeking up to 150,000 barrels per year to supply Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light Company generation facilities beginning Jan. 1, 2015 for a contract term of up to three years.

The utilities are trying to reduce Hawaii's dependency on fossil fuel.

The proposal deadline is Oct. 15.

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