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Season 6 Episode 2

Home Grown

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 12, 2007 on PBS
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The diesel engine is a century old invention originally built to use biodiesel fuel derived from corn. "BioWillie" is a new company started by country music singer Willie Nelson. It is a blend of vegetable oil and petroleum diesel. This fuel helps U.S. family farmers by creating an alternate market for growing new types of crops. NOW interviewer Brancaccio illustrates the growing demand for the fuel by average Americans, environmentalists, and even several giant energy corporations. Biodiesel fuel produces less greenhouse gases responsible for global warming and acid rain, and the fuel is useable in any diesel engine, says Willie Nelson.moreless

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