PBS's NOW: Can America grow its way out of its dependence on foreign oil? Country music legend Willie Nelson thinks so, and has a new twist on a
January 10, 2007

PBS's NOW:

Can America grow its way out of its dependence on foreign oil? Country music legend Willie Nelson thinks so, and has a new twist on a 100 year-old idea that just may get us there. Nelson has introduced a new kind of crop-based diesel fuel he calls "Bio Willie." Not only does BioWillie burn more cleanly than regular diesel, but it could give farmers a brand new market for their crops. On January 12, NOW talks with Neslon about this new trend in biofuels that is attracting the attention of farmers, environmentalists, and even some of the big energy giants as well.

"There's other places in the world [that] have already made it happen, and you say, duh, why can't we do it here?" Nelson tells NOW. "Anywhere things can be grown that you can turn into fuel, do it."

The NOW website will provide additional coverage starting Friday morning, January 12. Features include a look at your own state's alternative energy resources and a web-exclusive extended chat with Willie Nelson.

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