On the road with BioWillie

Before headlining his 32nd annual Fourth of July concert in Fort Worth, Tex., country singer Willie Nelson was at the Carl’s Corner truck stop along Interstate 35 south of Dallas for the July 3 official launch of the first branded biodiesel blend in the US, distributed by his Willie Nelson Biodiesel Co., otherwise known as “BioWillie.”The BioWillie fuel is a B20 blend of 20% biodiesel-made from vegetable oils, primarily soybeans-with 80% conventional diesel. Launch of the environmentally friendlier fuel was celebrated with a chili cook-off, a tractor pull, and, of course, country music.The BioWillie firm, owned by Nelson and four partners, was formed in December 2004 &ld...

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