- Willie Nelson Biodiesel
Willie Nelson Biodiesel is the name of an American company started by popular songwriter
Willie Nelson[ [http://www.wnbiodiesel.com/ Willie Nelson's Biodiesel] – Official website] . The company produces a biodieselfuel called "BioWillie" made of soybeanand other vegetable oils that can be used in modern diesel engines instead of regular fuel without vehicle modifications. This contributes to renewable fuel production in America, thereby relaxing dependence on foreign sources of oil.
Nelson has said, "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 [Anne Schroeder. " [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A11010-2005Jan14.html NAMES & FACES.] " "
Washington Post" 15 Jan 2005.] ."
As of June 2006, there were 22 outlets in six states (per the BioWillie website), most of which (16) were located in Texas, primarily near
As of April 2007, numerous reports have come in saying that most, if not all, outlets selling BioWillie have ceased doing so. Whether this is related to supposed financial troubles is unknown.
Earth Biodiesel Inc., a publicly traded company (OTCBB: EBOF), is the exclusive distributor of BioWillie. As of 12 Jun 2006, Willie Hugh Nelson reported the ownership of 6,537,500 shares of Earth Biodiesel Inc. to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Form 8-K for EARTH BIOFUELS INC ----26-Jan-2007Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Other EventsItem 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers. (b) Effective December 26, 2006 and as part of a planned transition, Earth Biofuels, Inc. (the "Company") accepted the resignation of Mr. Willie Hugh Nelson as Director. Section 8 - Other Events Item 8.01 Other Events. Effective December 27 and as part of a planned transition, Mr. Willie Hugh Nelson became a member of the Company's Advisory Board. Mr. Nelson remarked, "As part of Earth Biofuels' long range plans, I am moving from the Company's Board of Directors to the Company's Advisory Board and look forward to a very successful future with the Company in my new role with my fellow Advisory Board members."
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*AP. " [http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,18094707%5E2902,00.html Willie Nelson stands up for bio-fuel.] " "
Herald Sun" 10 Feb 2006.
* [http://travel2.nytimes.com/2005/12/30/business/30biowillie.html New York Times: His Car Smelling Like French Fries, Willie Nelson Sells Biodiesel (by Danny Hakim. Published: December 30, 2005)]
* [http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,66288,00.html Wired News: Willie Nelson Bets on Biodiesel]
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