Oracle boss wants to conduct experiments on his Hawaiian isle
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Oracle Corp CEO Larry Ellison envisions his recently acquired Hawaiian island becoming a "little laboratory" for experimenting with more environmentally sound ways to live.
Mr Ellison's ambitions include converting sea water into fresh water on the 365 sq km island of Lanai, about half the size of Singapore.
He also wants to see more electric cars on the island located near Maui, and hopes to increase its fruit exports to Japan and other markets.
Mr Ellison, one of the world's wealthiest men, made the remarks on Tuesday in San Francisco in an interview with the financial news channel CNBC.