Emirau Project came out of a decision made in November 2003. Passing a feasibility test, a project proposal was created and presented in the second half of 2004.
Looking for finance went to Malaysia and Japan to finally find Dr Kihara who captured funding in 2006. Dr Kihara passed away suddenly. Other Japanese are interested, however as many wanted to finance, they equally failed to deliver.
Over that time, one line of finance continued to hold interest and continued to actively work towards funding the project. This remains true up to this present day.