Earth Biofuels opens Tennessee’s first BioWillie location

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Earth Biofuels has announced the availability of BioWillie, Willie Nelson’s brand of biodiesel, at its first Tennessee location at the Mid-Tenn Auto & Truck Plaza in Cookeville, which is located halfway between Nashville and Knoxville on Highway 70, off Interstate 40.

Mid-Tenn Auto & Truck Plaza offers truckers 24-hour service, a convenience store, showers, a restaurant, lounge, boot and shoe outlet, U.S. Postal drop box, UPS service, tire repair and truck wash and repair. The truck plaza is affiliated with the National American Truck Stop Network; the truck plaza’s managing partner, Ron Craig, also is president of NATSM, the oldest nationwide network of independently owned truck stops.

“There’s been a demand for BioWillie from truckers traveling through Tennessee along I-40, so we couldn’t pass on the opportunity to provide our customers with BioWillie,” Craig said. “Our partnership with Earth Biofuels allows us to easily meet that demand.”

BioWillie is a premium B20 (20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel) biodiesel fuel made from vegetable seeds, such as soybeans. “Truckers who drive between Nashville and Knoxville now will have easy access to biodiesel,” said Willie Nelson in a press statement. “By using biodiesel, we can reduce dependency on foreign oil and adopt an energy source that’s clean, renewable and helps domestic farmers find new uses for their products.”