Nelson already changed the face of modern music. Now he’s ready to help secure
America’s energy future while cleaning the air as he launches a biodiesel
station in a Texas truck stop known as Carl’s Corner. The party promises to be
worthy of the Lone Star State.
Sunday, July 3, Willie will host an afternoon of music, entertainment and fun
at the grand opening of Carl’s Corner truck stop, entertainment center and
appear to be headed to Carl’s by the droves, including OOIDA’s Ron Mermis and
the NASCAR simulator.
Corner is an official biodiesel station, selling Willie’s B-20 blend. Since
October 2004, Carl’s has been test marketing the blend.
forces with biodiesel partners like Starbucks Coffee, Texas Roadhouse
restaurants and XM Satellite Radio, Nelson hopes the event will draw attention
to his cleaner-burning natural diesel fuel. The event is open to the public free
of charge, and features tractor pulls, barbecue and chili cook-offs, and live
at 6 p.m. Sunday, Willie himself performs at nearby Hank’s Place. Tickets are
$30. The next day, Willie heads off for Ft. Worth to headline his annual Fourth
of July picnic. You can spend the holiday with Willie via XM Radio, which will
be broadcasting live from the picnic on XM Channel 12.
started his company “Willie Nelson’s Biodiesel” with partners Carl Cornelius
and Distribution Drive to improve air quality and to help America’s family
farmers find new uses for their products.
singer is such a believer in biodiesel, as of October 2004 he started selling a
B-20 biodiesel blend (20 percent biodiesel, 80 percent diesel) from a truck
stop at Carl’s Corner, on Interstate 35, between Dallas and Waco, at Exit 374.
to petroleum diesel, biodiesel – made from soybeans or even used cooking oil – reduces carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, hydrocarbons and other
harmful pollutants. The fuel can be burned without modifications to diesel
Corner represents what we hope will be a groundbreaking shift in the fueling of
our nation’s economic backbone,” said Joe Jobe, chief executive officer of the
National Biodiesel Board. “Willie Nelson’s advocacy of biodiesel has kicked the
door open for biodiesel in the trucking market.
of Willie, we now see extreme interest from truckers that we frankly weren’t
sure we’d ever see, and Carl’s Corner is at the epicenter of that enthusiasm.”