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Friday, January 14, 2005

On The Road Again... with Bio-Diesel

Farm Aid Co-Founder Willie Nelson has put up a billboard to attract truckers to use the alternative bio-diesel fuel. Called BioWillie, the fuel is made from vegetable oils, like soybeans, and can be burned without modifying for diesel truck engines.

Says Willie:
"There is really no need going around starting wars over oil. We have it here at home. We have the necessary product, the farmers can grow it."

Neil Young used the alternative fuel to help make a difference by touring Greendale with a bus run on bio-diesel. Here's a photo of Neil and Willie getting pumped up on bio-diesel at the 2004 Farm Aid Benefit.

Save the planet for another day, Willie & Neil!


At 1/14/2005 05:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We've got a job to do,
we've got to save Alaska.

At 1/16/2005 11:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bio-Willie! Hah! That's the funniest product name I've ever heard. Too bad I don't drive a truck so I can say filler up with 'Willie. he-he

At 4/20/2005 06:22:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this song by willie nelson, on the road again, does this signify physical Journey?
i was goin to use this song as a related text for an assessment task on physical journeys!!

At 4/21/2005 09:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so thrilled Willie Nelson is doing this! everyone should have a diesel car and fuel it with biodiesel! save alaska yes, and get us out of iraq!

At 7/07/2005 08:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vegetable oil in Diesel engines really works. I am using it in a 1983 Mrecades...just leave my Chinese resturants alone. I burn up all the waste oil they can give me.

Mark in NJ

At 8/17/2005 07:59:00 PM, Blogger Lawrence Falzitto said...

Now I may be foolish, and just an ordinary man, and homeless one at that, but wasn't the idea of using vegetable oil and animal fats what old man Rudolf Diesel had in mind to run his diesel engines on? Now I may appear foolish to some and a loner travelin through this life, but when I get a chance to drive again, I'll have a diesel and I'll say...'Filler up with Willie's bio-diesel please..

At 10/01/2005 11:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fascinating concept. Fuel that is constantly renewed and available here in the U.S.A. Question: What will the cost of this fuel be, and what would be the cost to refit my 1994 Lincoln TC with a diesel engine? With this information, I can "do the math". Gas here in Georgia is over $3.00 a gallon for regular unleaded.

At 10/12/2005 02:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biodiesel is real business. I am leading a group developing a biodiesel refinery in the Northeast. I want to approach Neil Young to be an investor/promotor. Does anyone know how to approach him, who manages his business these days?

At 1/02/2006 09:11:00 AM, Blogger sammyb555 said...

Fantastic! I think besides helping the family farm survive, and lessening our dependance on oil from other countries, it could also help reduce smoking. Why should tobacco farmers get behind stop smoking campaigns that are going to kill their income? Just maybe, by getting paid the same or better money for growing soy beans, peanuts, or anything that will convert to energy efficient fuel. Good luck guys and God bless your efforts on behalf of America.


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