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Singer's Biofuel Plans Looked Good In 2008, But Not In 2014

Here's a blast from the past, the name BioWillie hasn't been heard on these pages since 2008, and its reappearance today isn't a bit of good news. The ambitious plan from country music singer WIllie Nelson to help American farmers by turning their crops into American fuel for American truckers (are you noticing a theme?) has officially come to an end.

We know all about biodiesel homebrewers running to the local Chinese restaurant or fast food joint and collecting buckets of used fryer oil. Thousands of people run their cars on this waste product and in some areas – Kalamazoo, Michigan, for example – there is a unified collection system to run city buses on biodiesel. So, why not a national, coordinated waste grease collection system?